92 points, Wine Enthusiast - From this opaque red wine emerges aromatics of smoke, ripe plums, caraway, pine needles, and graphite. A balanced and velvety wine with bright, mouthwatering notes of stewed blackberries and kirsch cherries. The finish bears earthy notes of mocha, cinnamon and sandalwood.
Our wines are thoughtfully crafted under the direction of veteran winemaker Paul Hobbs. Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards and for his pioneering spirit in working with new and historical sites and regions. He’s been twice named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr. and is considered one of the world’s preeminent winemakers.
Josh’s love of wine led him first into a career as a sommelier, culminating in a 2004 Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list at Sona Restaurant in Los Angeles. After working closely with some of the Central Coast’s trailblazing winemakers, including Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, Josh founded the critically acclaimed La Fenêtre Wines in Santa Barbara County. Crafting modern wines in a variety of styles, Josh is constantly honing his winemaking technique. He brings this passion and drive to producing wines from the quality, estate grown fruit of Brave & Maiden.