2019 Mt Brave Merlot Mt Veeder

$94.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Have courage, this one is worth the climb! Grown on the eastern facing slopes of Mt Veeder, this is an elegant, seamless Merlot with a wonderful, juicy texture and undeniably delicious sense of style. Aromas of spice and candied orange are irresistibly alluring, but it’s that full-bodied charm and layers of chewy tannins that seal the deal with one compelling, savory finish.

Varietal:
Merlot
Winemaker:
Chris Carpenter
Vintage:
2019
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
Score Wine Advocate:
93
Score Vinous:
93
SKU #:
1050614
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS98

James Suckling 

Aromas of violets and blackberries with some black olives follow through to a full-bodied palate with finesse, polish and great length. Velvety tannins. Incredible finish. Great class here. Drinkable now, but better to hold for about five or six years.

JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

Starting with the 2019 Merlot, it gives up a dense purple hue as well as a great nose of spicy red and black fruits, tobacco, loamy earth, and graphite. I love this rich, medium to full-bodied, textured Merlot, and it should keep for 10-15 years.

WA93

Wine Advocate

Mt Brave's 2019 Merlot Mt. Veeder offers up subtle cedar and vanilla shadings set against a backdrop of ripe cherries and raspberries. This medium to full-bodied effort is bright, fresh and juicy on the palate, finishing long, mouthwatering and crisp. It shows considerable structure for a Napa Valley Merlot, with copious silky tannins and refreshing acids.

VN93

Vinous

The 2019 Merlot is bright, nervy and full of Mount Veeder tension. Dark red/purplish cherry, iron, mint, spice and savory herbs are finely cut. This potent, savory Merlot is going to need a number of years in bottle to come together. It sure is impressive today.