Rated 95 points from Wine Enthusiast; February, 2017:
"The mountain appellation speaks loudly in this wine, contributing juicy blackberry, tar and leather, all within a forested context of wild truffle and crunchy leaves. Concentrated and robust in body and ripeness, it unwinds slowly in the glass, imparting jolts of black pepper as it goes." -Virginie Boone
Rated 93 points from The Wine Advocate; October 29th, 2015:
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new French oak. Floral notes intermixed with blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as blackcurrants jump from the glass of this wine, which has full body and terrific texture, purity and length. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Drink: 2015-2035." Robert M. Parker Jr.
Rated 93 points from Vinous Media; October, 2015:
"A big, explosive wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder hits the palate with serious intensity and pure power. Rich, deep and authoritative in personality, the 2013 speaks with real presence. There is plenty of mountain tannin to ensure many years of fine drinking. This is the darkest and most powerful of the Mt. Brave 2013s. Drink: 2019-2033." – Antonio Galloni
Rated 88 points from Wine Spectator; Web Only, 2016:
"Undeniably sturdy, austere and tannic, and as such, a red that requires patience and faith. The core currant, anise, loamy earth and cedary oak notes are unforgiving at this early age. Best from 2020 through 2032. 4,500 cases made." –JL