Anthem Cellars

Mt. Veeder Merlot

9.47 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mark Flesher

Everything you need to know about this wine is here (including some randoms about the winery dog apparently). Definitely better than the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cab which basically tasted like a sample right off the crush pad and never developed. Took this one an hour to get going, as it seemed a little thin and metallic for the first while. After allowing to sit, this darker violet-tinged wine had a very nice mature huckleberry and hint of nitrogen and au jus. The middle of this wine gets a bit more robust with some darker chocolate notes but keeping that dark, expressive and even slightly sweeter fruit. The finish has quite a bit of pepper, but also a stiff oak tannin. This wine finishes pretty long. Not sure if I want to sell off the second bottle or keep it around another couple of years. IMO the Hill Family Merlot which is about $30 cheaper outdoes this one easily.

Everything you need to know about this wine is here (including some randoms about the winery dog apparently). Definitely better than the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cab which basically tasted like a sample right off the crush pad and never developed. Took this one an hour to get going, as it seemed a little thin and metallic for the first while. After allowing to sit, this darker violet-tinged wine had a very nice mature huckleberry and hint of nitrogen and au jus. The middle of this wine gets a bit more robust with some darker chocolate notes but keeping that dark, expressive and even slightly sweeter fruit. The finish has quite a bit of pepper, but also a stiff oak tannin. This wine finishes pretty long. Not sure if I want to sell off the second bottle or keep it around another couple of years. IMO the Hill Family Merlot which is about $30 cheaper outdoes this one easily.

May 2nd, 2018
Eric L.

Really fantastic merlot.

Really fantastic merlot.

Jun 1st, 2015
Rachel Speckan

Rachel had this 6 years ago

Rachel had this 6 years ago

Oct 30th, 2014
Amanda Killoran

Amanda had this 2 months ago

Amanda had this 2 months ago

Jan 9th, 2021
Amanda Killoran

Amanda had this 9 months ago

Amanda had this 9 months ago

Jun 7th, 2020
Gary Taubin

Gary had this 4 years ago

Gary had this 4 years ago

Apr 30th, 2017
Lance Williams

Lance had this 6 years ago

Lance had this 6 years ago

Aug 4th, 2015