Mt. Brave

Mt. Brave

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Loved this wine… still tight and slightly tannic but had a great upside.. beautiful dark berry profile with hints of oak and mint! Will be even better in a couple of years!! — a month ago

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Mount Veeder Winery

Elevation 1550 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Pretty good. Would order again. Had it at Meat Cellar. — 5 days ago

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Calera Wine Company

Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.2

This was one of my wines from my annual WWC hosting. The other whites were Bereche Brut Reserve for the champagne, a 2015 Bongran EJ Thevent (burgundy) Chardonnay and a 2017 Moone-Tsai Ritchie Chardonnay.

Color me impressed. I have enjoyed Calera’s pinots quite a bit, but I haven’t had as much experience with the Chardonnay’s. It was almost like a Aubert Larry Hyde “lite”. As this was tasted blind, most guessed this was Chardonnay, but lots of back and forth on where it would be from. Initially, this toed the line between steely and slightly oaked with bright citrus, lemon, clean aromatics…but after an hour in the glass, this really bulked up and sported a down-the-middle type medium bodied profile. Not lean, not powerful. The tart lemon turned to a more lemon cream profile with lots of floral/honeysuckle notes, alongside herb crusted yellow fruits. No problem opening now, but I’d love to try another one of these in a few years. 92+
— a month ago

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Scott Rose

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My general impressions with this vintage as well. Hadn't tasted this wine going back to 2012 but had consistently back to the early 90's. Usually on the leaner fruit side with a big mineral focus paired with a "hot"/high alcohol oomph. Sounds weird but it worked most of the time. This vintage much less "hot" and more balanced but less intense. Miss the old style because it was the only chard from CA that brought that particular vibe.
Shay A

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@Scott Rose : Good to know. I was really impressed with the balance here.

Tate

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Deep red (almost black) in color. Blueberry compote and black currant aromas with hints of caramel, chocolate and ash. Black currant flavors with hints of cedar and vanilla. Long and silky finish. Excellent balance. Underrated producer. — 8 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Just love mountain fruit from Napa, elevation, 1,800 to 2,400 feet Dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, herbs and earthy spice, On the palate flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and licorice with notes of espresso, mocha and earthy tones. Good balance, lively acidity, fine ripe dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and herb pepper spice! Tried a sample, very enjoyable but needs more time, still young! — a month ago

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Sky Vineyards

Estate Bottled Mt. Veeder Zinfandel 2012

Loren Grossman
9.5

Consistent with my last notes. Bramble mountain fruit, violets, black pepper. Complete and integrated front to back, including the fine tannins at the finish. Wonderful wine. — 24 days ago

Nice Winery

Integrity st macaire mt veeder Red Blend 2017

Incredibly concentrated, opulent #stmacaire #mtveeder single varietal from Nice Wines. One of the most concentrated wines I’ve ever poured, inky dark purple, leaves color on the sides of the glass. Tsunami wave aromas of dark bramble fruit, cassis, purple plum, backed by layers of baking spice, underbrush, dried herbs. Lush acidity on first taste, fine textured tannins, some dark chocolate on the trailing finish. Beautiful wine that makes the most of great Napa mountain fruit. — 20 days ago

Newfound Wines

Scaggs Vineyard Mourvedre 2017

Medium ruby (not as dark as I expected); a fair amount of volatile acidity right upon opening, so I let it blow off for awhile; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry fruit leather, dried black plum, black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; not as concentrated as I was expecting — a month ago

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Joshua Fisher

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Their chenin BLANC is good
Allison Lyzenga

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@Joshua Fisher Awesome! I’ll have to check it out.

Boich Family Cellar

Wall Road Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

8/2021. Great Cabernet. Full bodied and so nice on the palate. Paired so well with the bone in filet at Hall’s Chophouse. — 24 days ago

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