+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Paras Vineyard Merlot Mt. Veeder 2005

Member Review by Wine Fire:

Needs to breathe about three hours to tame alcohol on the nose up front. Rich red fruit, including strawberries, raspberries, and cherries, eventually emerge supported by soft, velvety tannins. Notes of juniper, oak and hints of caramel join the bright berry medley. Complexity increases even more with the addition of blueberry, blackberry, currants, and touches of lilac blossoms and fish. Opens slowly, but a patient palate is rewarded at 3 – 4 hours. A plum, raspberry and cherry trio plays a fugue of recurring berry combinations, counterpointed by a medley of more astringent notes of sour apple, pear and tobacco, alternating between sweet and bitter without either becoming overbearing or contaminating the other. Velvety tannins help sustain a lovely theme of pure, full fruitiness as the dominant expression. Has episodes of thinner, tighter, more bitter and less satisfying acidity at 4+ hours.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.35 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

Member Reviews for Paras Vineyard Merlot Mt. Veeder

Add your review
Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
3.50 5
09/13/2010

Needs to breathe about three hours to tame alcohol on the nose up front. Rich red fruit, including strawberries, raspberries, and cherries, eventually emerge supported by soft, velvety tannins. Notes of juniper, oak and hints of caramel join the bright berry medley. Complexity increases even more with the addition of blueberry, blackberry, currants, and touches of lilac blossoms and fish. Opens slowly, but a patient palate is rewarded at 3 – 4 hours. A plum, raspberry and cherry trio plays a fugue of recurring berry combinations, counterpointed by a medley of more astringent notes of sour apple, pear and tobacco, alternating between sweet and bitter without either becoming overbearing or contaminating the other. Velvety tannins help sustain a lovely theme of pure, full fruitiness as the dominant expression. Has episodes of thinner, tighter, more bitter and less satisfying acidity at 4+ hours.


Snooth User: pmelvin11
69410032
3.50 5
12/24/2010

Three and a half glasses




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Merlot Top Lists







Snooth Media Network