Yates Family Vineyard Fleur de Veeder 2007

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 111937
  • red wine
  • WE92
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This deftly balanced and plush Merlot, beautifully exhibits the quality we've come to expect from Mount Veeder. The enticing bouquet of red berries, smoldering spices and mint lead to intense flavors of crushed raspberry and black cherry. Dark chocolate and a hint of anise add to the complexity. Round and full mouth tannins complete the smooth and lingering finish. This wine will pair beautifully with anything off the barbeque and dark chocolate desserts.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows the rich, concentrated tannins associated with Mount Veeder, as well as the rich, ripe fruit. Oak stands out, with toasty caramel, as well as strong flavors of blackberries, cherries and currants. Yet the real star is the mouthfeel. It’s fleshy and almost fatty and should develop in the bottle through 2013."
92 Points

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