2016 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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WE 93 WS 93 JS 90
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, October 2021

With 76% Cabernet Sauvignon leading the way, this wine includes 12% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Herbal, with a supple midpalate of cassis and cherry, it offers specks of sage, crushed rock and firm...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, February 2021

This has the expressive fruit and racy spine of the vintage, mixing plum and blackberry paste flavors with a graphite edge, while extra sassafras and bramble notes add energy to the finish. Solid. Best from 2022 through...
JS 90

jamessuckling.com, February 2020

A brambly array of fresh red berries and some leafy notes, too. This has a fresh and upbeat feel to the nose. The palate has a silky, fine weave of tannin, carrying ripe-berry pastry and red plums. Drink or hold.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Mount Veeder
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2016 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder from the renowned region of Napa in California, USA. This red gem is a true testament to the artistry of winemaking, representing the epitome of elegance and sophistication.

In the glass, this wine displays a captivating deep red color that entices the eye and hints at the sensory journey to come. The nose is greeted by a brambly array of fresh red berries, evoking images of a sun-kissed vineyard in full bloom. A subtle undertone of leafy notes adds complexity and a touch of earthiness to the aromatic profile.

As this wine dances across the palate, it reveals a silky texture and a fine weave of tannins that caress the senses. Ripe-berry pastry and succulent red plums take center stage, harmonizing perfectly with the delicate tannins. The result is a symphony of flavors that effortlessly blend together, creating a balanced and harmonious tasting experience.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this vintage an impressive score of 90 points, praising its fresh and upbeat character. Meanwhile, Wine Enthusiast bestowed a remarkable score of 93 points, highlighting the wine's herbal nuances, supple midpalate of cassis and cherry, and firm, well-integrated tannins.

The Wine Spectator also joined in the chorus of accolades, awarding this wine a stellar score of 93 points. They applauded its expressive fruit, racy spine, and the intriguing interplay of plum and blackberry paste flavors with a graphite edge. The finish is enlivened by additional notes of sassafras and bramble, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

With a modest alcohol content of 14.5%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between power and finesse. It is sealed with a classic cork closure, preserving the integrity and age-worthiness of this fine vintage.

In conclusion, the 2016 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is a true masterpiece that captures the essence of Napa's terroir. This wine is a must-have for collectors and connoisseurs alike, whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development. Indulge in a glass of this extraordinary red and let it transport you to the beautiful vineyards of California's Mount Veeder.