(6 customer reviews)

Mt. Brave Merlot 2018

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15.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • WS 93
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 95
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    Grown on the eastern facing slopes of Mt. Veeder, this Merlot hits all the right notes. Lush and rich, but vivaciously youthful, it is a graceful enigma. Notes of dark cherries, cedar, toasted oak and a long finish highlight this beauty.

    6 reviews for Mt. Brave Merlot 2018

    1. WS

      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 made.

    2. WE

      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 intrigue.

    3. WA

      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 and sautéed herbs plus hints of beef drippings, cloves and pencil lead. Full-bodied, plush and decently generous, the finish delivers compelling black fruit layers with loads of freshness. 482 cases were made.

    4. JD

      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 style. It builds nicely with time in the glass and shows the more pure, elegant, seamless profile of the vintage yet still brings plenty of fruit. It’s ideal for enjoying over the coming decade.

    5. JS

      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.

    6. VIN

      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 come together.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 93
    Wine Spectator
    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 made.
    WE 94
    Wine Enthusiast
    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 intrigue.
    WA 94
    Wine Advocate
    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 and sautéed herbs plus hints of beef drippings, cloves and pencil lead. Full-bodied, plush and decently generous, the finish delivers compelling black fruit layers with loads of freshness. 482 cases were made.
    JS 95
    James Suckling
    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.

    What does Mt. Brave Merlot 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, smoke

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, red cherry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, vanilla, chocolate

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blueberry, blackberry, plum

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    eucalyptus, mint, bergamot

    cream

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    bell pepper, rhubarb, green bell pepper

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet

    Food Pairing with Mt. Brave Merlot 2018

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Mt. Brave Merlot 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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