2018 Mt. Brave Mount Veeder Merlot

Merlot - 750ML
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JS 95 JD 95 WA 94 WE 94 WS 93 VN 92
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, April 2021

Aromas of spices, such as cloves, dark berries and some herbs. Full-bodied and layered with chewy tannins and a savory finish. Juicy and flavorful. Drink after 2024.
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

Pretty, exotic candied orange and floral notes emerge from the 2018 Merlot, which is medium to full-bodied and has a juicy, elegant texture, moderate, nicely integrated tannins, and just a charming, undeniably delicious...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021

(94+ points) Made from 100% Merlot, the 2018 Merlot Mt. Veeder was aged for 22 months in oak, 80% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls effortlessly out of the glass with notions of stewed plums, baked blackberries...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, December 2021

Thick and richly layered, this wine is savory in tobacco, sage and plenty of grippy tannin, the fruit nuanced in dark plum and currant. Tobacco, black pepper and wild game nip at the edges, adding to the complexity and...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, October 2021

Tightly wound, pure and minerally, this is packed with vibrant, fine-textured dried red fruit and berry flavors. Forest floor notes lingers on the direct and powerfully structured finish. Drink now through 2026. 482 cases...
VN 92

Vinous, January 2021

The 2018 Merlot is a powerful, tightly wound wine. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, leather and licorice ride a wave of huge tannins. The Merlot has a lot of character, but it is a mountain wine, and needs time to fully...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Mount Veeder
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork