The Wine

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Brilliant Mistake”

Brilliant Mistake Wines produces small lot ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap and Rutherford Districts in Napa, California. We spend copious amounts of time researching the various regions of Napa Valley. Our team seeks out specific vineyards that “speak to us” and produce fruit that represents and reflects the individual characteristics and terrior of the vineyard the grapes are grown in. In our quest to provide the highest quality Bordeaux style wines that we possibly can, it is our sincere hope that these wines represent some of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has to offer for you.


2014 Vintage

The 2014 Brilliant Mistake Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine that expresses the best of the Rutherford & Stags Leap terroirs. A powerful yet lush wine, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is deep dark red in color and rich in flavor. An expressive nose full of black current and ripe purple berries, raspberries & dark cocoa, hints of tarragon, cedar and tobacco with an undertone of caramel, and a hint of cinnamon bark. In the mouth, it introduces a velvety entry, followed by a mid-palate bursting with fresh fruit flavors, and a finish which demonstrates both power and elegance. The 2014 Brilliant Mistake is a wine that will both age gracefully for decades and provide enjoyment in its youth.

2013 Vintage

The 2013 Brilliant Mistake Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine that expresses the best of the Stags Leap terroir. A powerful yet lush wine, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is inky dark in color and rich in flavor. An expressive nose full of black current and crushed blackberries evolves to show rose petal, cinnamon bark, and satiny dark chocolate. In the mouth, the ripe and rich flavors of mocha and black fruits combine with powerful yet smooth tannin to create a layered wine with a long finish. The 2013 Brilliant Mistake is a wine that will both age gracefully for decades
and provide enjoyment in its youth.