2016 Mt Brave Merlot Mount Veeder

$79.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Who will be sitting high atop the football mountain come February? It’s too early to tell, but one thing we do know, atop Mt. Veeder, you can find fantastic wines from Mt. Brave. Home to such stalwart producers as Charles Krug, the mountain produces exceptional, reliable vintages annually. This Merlot boasts dark red fruit that blends with the power of Mt. Veeder tannins.

Varietal:
Merlot
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
SKU #:
1041299
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2016 Merlot Mt. Veeder, this brilliant wine is one of the top Merlots in the vintage. Purple-hued, fleshy, and beautifully full-bodied, it has terrific notes of black fruits, chocolate, and underbrush, fine yet building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. Even at $80, it’s a screaming deal and has true Merlot opulence paired with considerable purity and elegance. It will keep for 15-20 years.

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Wine Advocate

Composed of 82% Merlot and 18% Malbec, the 2016 Merlot Mt. Veeder has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with sexy spiced plums, warm blueberries and potpourri scents with hints of fragrant earth, violets and dark chocolate. Full, rich, firm and oh-so-plush, it has a decadently fruited palate and a very long finish with some licorice hints coming through. 547 cases produced.