One of the best values in Merlot for this vintage

 

Yates Family Vineyard 2008 Fleur de Veeder

DdV: 94
WS: n/a
WE: 92
Price: $35
Blend: 100% Merlot
Source: Mount Veeder (Napa), California

As you may recall, we loved the Yates Family Vineyards 2007 Mount Veeder Cabernet at the Mount Veeder tasting event labeling it among the best values at the tasting. With that in mind, we decided to try their Fleur de Veeder Merlot and were not disappointed! This is an extremely well crafted wine and is an exceptional value at $35.00 for the quality it delivers.

Rich cherry and ripe raspberry greets on the nose with very subtle hints of chocolate and spice. The mid greets with more raspberry, bright plum, and dark cherry notes and nice subtle oak. Finish is long and very smooth with a final shot of pomegranate and minerals. A true joy to drink with a lavish mouth feel. Very food friendly and will pair perfectly with steaks, stews, or grilled beef ribs. Decant to really make it sing!

Not available in wine shops but you can order direct from the winery:

http://www.yatesfamilyvineyard.com/

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