Mt. Brave is a tribute to the settlers who worked the land of Mt. Veeder in the 19th century. This small estate produces the lowest average yields in Napa, so need to say the focus here is very much on quality rather than quantity.
Expressive and complex aromas of violet, coffee bean, spice and blueberry alongside mineral notes and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied and elegant on the palate, the ripe fruits are complemented with minerals and refined tannins.
The mountain appellation speaks loudly in this wine, contributing juicy blackberry, tar and leather, all within a forested context of wild truffle and crunchy leaves. Concentrated and robust in body and ripeness, it unwinds slowly in the glass, imparting jolts of black pepper as it goes- 95 pts Virgine Boone, Wine Enthusiast - Best of the Year