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2012 Mt Brave Merlot "Mt. Veeder"

Winery: Mt Brave

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mt. Veeder"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Region: Mt. Veeder

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 315

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 3, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Merlot from Mt. Veeder is a big boy! It opens with fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints of cherry-cola. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very tasty concentrated black cherry and dark chocolate blend with hints of blueberry, vanilla oak, and coffee. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins stick around for quite some time. This Merlot is big enough for a ribeye at your favorite steakhouse. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Mt. Brave Merlot has ripe boysenberry aromas and flavors layered with notes of Asian spice. This wine is rich in fruit and balanced by structure, minerality and acidity for a mouthwatering finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Mt. Brave 2012 Mt. Veeder Merlot.

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