High atop Mt. Veeder, nestled in the Mayacamas Mountain range along the western side of the Napa Valley, lies the Bruadair Vineyard, situated at 1,500 feet elevation. The cabernet sauvignon grown here creates a complex and alluring wine, with a deep purple hue. On the nose, mixtures of tobacco, leather, cedar, and spice swirl with a caramelized undertone. Dark and rich flavors express the mountain fruit characteristics showing layers of cocoa powder, espresso, and bittersweet chocolate. Notes of fig and black cherry round out the textured tannins and saturating mouthfeel, leaving a long finish. The complexity of the wine was matched by aging it in 83% new French oak for 21 months followed by cellaring in bottle for 14 months to integrate tannins and flavors, resulting in an expressively structured, yet balanced wine.
153 Cases produced