Anthem Mount Veeder 2010 Merlot (93 pts)
Our inaugural vintage of Merlot is a Cab-lover’s Merlot and is an incredibly deep, intense wine. The 2010 Merlot’s aromatics are dominated by plums, black berries, charcoal and dark chocolate. On the palate, there are red fruits (raspberries, red cherries) as well as melted fudge, roasted meats and licorice that tail off into a smooth and amazingly long finish. Although it is hard to imagine a better Merlot, this wine will age and improve beautifully for at least another 5-7 years and pairs well with any pasta or meat dish.
Wine Spectator - 93 points: Rich and supple, with currant and vanilla aromas and ripe but layered black cherry, mocha and minerally herb flavors, lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 125 cases made. –TF