Mt. Brave

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 210
Vintage

2013

Mt. Brave

Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our PNV wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • All of the fruit from our Mount Veeder vineyard is 100% estate grown and sustainably farmed
  • This vineyard sits high above the fogline between 1,400 to 1,800 feet in the warmer part of the Mount Veeder appellation
  • Native-yeast fermented, unfined and unfiltered for the finest expression of mountain terroir

Founded in 2007, Mt. Brave is a tribute to the pioneering spirit of those who settled the rugged terrain of Mt. Veeder during the 1800s and homage to the native Wappos, “the brave ones,” who were the original inhabitants of this extraordinary place. For over 150 years determined winegrowers have auspiciously farmed this mountain landscape while others shied away from conditions thought too severe, too extreme, and too lacking in promise. The Mt. Brave vineyard is famous for its rugged terrain and steep slopes, where extreme conditions require that all work in the vineyard be done by hand. High above the fog, the vineyard sits at between 1,400-1,800 feet, where nutrient poor, thin soils barely hold water, forcing the vines to develop deep roots resulting in tiny berries with intense flavor. While Mt. Veeder is cooler because of its elevation, it’s the first to see the early morning sun. This extended sun exposure helps develop flavor and ripen tannins. Mt. Brave Cabernet presents notes of roasted espresso, blueberry, anise, and violets with a cleansing minerality, expansive mouth feel, and great balance.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Christopher Carpenter

Winemaker, Mt. Brave

Winemaker, Christopher Carpenter

I began as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros, then a viticulturist intern at Domaine Chandon as I was pursuing an MS in viticulture and enology at UC Davis. During my last year at UC Davis, I spent six months making wine at Tenute Antinori in Tuscany, Italy. Following graduation, I joined the winemaking team at the Cardinale estate as enologist and in 2000 became the winemaker for Lokoya. A year later, I was appointed winemaker for Cardinale and in 2005 for La Jota Vineyard Co.

Country born: United States

Education: BS in Biology from University of Illinois

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I believe in maximum attention in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery.

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