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2013 Merlot
Mt. Veeder

93 Points - "Dark red cherry, plum, iron and smoke all make an appearance in the 2013 Merlot, a wine endowed with tons of Mt. Veeder character. The flavors are bright and punchy throughout. The addition of Malbec adds mid-palate richness and intensity, while hints of white pepper and blood orange add lift."
- Anotonio Galloni,, October 2015

The 2013 growing season was another near perfect year. With only a day or two approaching 100 degrees, temperatures were steady and in the sweet spot of 85°-95°F. Dry conditions throughout allowed for ideal maturation and flavor concentration. On the palate the 2013 Mt. Brave Merlot shows dark cherry and spice. A note of salty chocolate carries the aromatic with great texture. Well balanced with typical Mount Veeder acidity.
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley
93% Merlot, 7% Malbec
19 months in French oak, 85% new