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Mt. Brave

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder
Release Date August 2020
  • This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon represents the best block from our sustainably farmed Mt. Brave estate vineyard on Mount Veeder

  • The vineyard located above the fogline, with elevations up to 1,800 feet, ideal for ripening and tannin development

  • Native-yeast fermented; bottled unfined and unfiltered for the finest expression of mountain terroir


Christopher Carpenter

Christopher Carpenter, Winemaker

I believe in maximum attention in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winery.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
15-20 years
Education
BS in Biology from University of Illinois

I began as a harvest enologist at Domaine Carneros, then a viticulturist intern at Domaine Chandon as I was pursuing an MS in viticulture and enology at UC Davis. During my last year at UC Davis, I spent six months making wine at Tenute Antinori in Tuscany, Italy. Following graduation, I joined the winemaking team at the Cardinale estate as enologist and in 2000 became the winemaker for Lokoya. A year later, I was appointed winemaker for Cardinale and in 2005 for La Jota Vineyard Co.