2018 Mt. Brave
Mt. Veeder Malbec

Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
$95.00 per bottle / 80.75 club price
2018 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Malbec

The 2018 growing season started with late winter rains; then a spring marked with intermittent cloudy skies likely delayed bud-break and flowering, which was then followed by ideal fruit set conditions, driving up overall volumes by 20 – 30%. Steady summer heat accumulation with only a couple of short hike spikes combined with a near-perfect fall season created great phenolic accumulation without high sugar concentration. A beautifully pure expression of Malbec, the nose delights with rhubarb and red cherries. The acidity is bright, while the mouthfeel is silky and framed by broad tannins.


Christopher Carpenter


Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley


Aged 22 months in French oak (34% new)


100% Malbec


95 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021