Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma 2001
In a word – WOW! Had you heard the 2001 vintage was supposed to be a blockbuster and wondered if it was all it was cracked up to be? You betcha. Our location at 2100’ and emphasis on true physiological ripeness of the berries means that we consistently produce outstanding wines. In a vintage like this, our wines are mind-blowing. (Okay, we’re being a little modest.) Here in the 2001 Merlot, the proof is in the glass. Inky black in color and profusely aromatic, cassis and chocolate shout from the glass. Take that first sip and ripe dark cherries and roasted coffee beans explode in your mouth, while the weight of the wine permeates your gums. Meaty and texturally dense, this is a wine to chew.
Wow, very dark in the glass. Big black fruit nose. Lots of black fruit on the tongue—blackberry, plum—but this is also a sturdy wine. Mountain fruit (45% Napa County/45% Sonoma County) makes for a big, mouth filling wine. Still very serious tannins in this one, excellent acid, also. I’m glad I’m drinking this one, tonight, but I think it still has years of life left in it.
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma
...composed of 55% Napa and 45% Sonoma fruit. A big, structured, inky/purple-colored offering, it possesses gorgeous aromas of creosote, damp earth, sweet black cherry as well as currant fruit, and a chocolatey aftertaste. Rich and intense, with the ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 1500ml