Robert Parker 94
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5% alcohol), comes primarily from valley floor and foothill vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford and Calistoga. Impressively well-made, with sweet blackcurrant fruit intermixed with licorice, loamy soil undertones and a touch of new oak, the wine is full-bodied, fleshy, succulent, and well-built. This wine from Emerson Brown, an assistant of Philippe Melka, is a great value by Napa Cabernet Sauvignon standards and should drink nicely for 10-15 years."
Antonio Galloni 93+
"Keith Emerson's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has turned out just as beautifully as I had hoped it would. Deep, layered and explosive in the glass, the 2013 is redolent with dark red/bluish fruits, smoke, dark spices and licorice. Powerful and intense, the Cabernet captures all of the sheer opulence and energy of the year."
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"Emerson Brown Collaborations
began while working hand in glove at Vineyard 29 during the harvest season of 2005, a vintage marked by an excessively large crop, so big that many wineries turned fruit away at the crush pad. We did a little horse-trading with growers and the Emerson Brown partnership was born. We have continually collaborated on Napa Valley Wines ever since. We hope you enjoy our latest offerings.
Keith Emerson...is a Boston native winemaker with more than 18 vintages to his credit. He is one of the few winemakers who excels at crafting both Bordeaux and Burgundian varieties. Keith produces wines from Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Santa Cruz. Since 2005, he has focused his attention on his position as Director of Winemaking for Napa's Vineyard 29. His other pursuits are this partnership with Brian Brown, his various consulting gigs, and his personal Oregon Pinot Noir project Sonria Wines.
Brian Brown...earned his viticulture and enology degree from the University of California, Davis in 2001. After graduating, Brian worked harvests with Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma, Salitage in Pemberton Australia, and Napa Wine Company in Oakville. Then Brian moved to Trefethen Vineyards as their enologist, where he learned to make balanced vineyard driven wines that express fruit qualities over winemaker manipulations. He currently manages ONX Wines in Paso Robles, and collaborates with Keith Emerson in Napa."