The 2012 growing season was near perfect, with ideal spring budbreak and warm, steady days balanced by cool nights. The steady weather continued into the fall, resulting in optimal ripening conditions at harvest. The 2012 Mt. Brave Malbec opens with dark, ripe raspberry and huckleberry with spicy undertones. The sturdy structure reveals that this is a true mountain wine.
Blend: 98% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Panel 94 - Deep ruby color; spicy berry nose; smooth and dense with black raspberry, cassis and plum; lush and ripe, balanced and rich with vanilla and sweet oak; bright and long.
Wine Advocate 91 - The 2012 Malbec can compete with some of the big boys from Argentina. Aromas of coffee beans, blackberries, chocolate and vanilla jump from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. With exceptional intensity, sweet tannin and a long, rich, layered finish, this blend of 98% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in two-thirds new French oak should drink well for 8-12 years.