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2011 Mt Brave Merlot "Napa Valley"

Mt Brave 2011 Napa Valley Merlot

Winery: Mt Brave

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Veeder

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 160

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 18, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Merlot is very young. It opens with a very fragrant boysenberry and black cherry bouquet with notes of oak and forest floor. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, rich and yet a bit over the top. The flavor profile is blueberry and oak with a streak of minerality and plum. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are pronounced. The panel thinks this Merlot is a sleeper and will continue to evolve and emerge. They suggested pairing this with roast duck breast or braised lamb shank after decanting it. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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