Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma 2003

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Built more like a Cabernet Sauvignon than a Merlot, this powerhouse vintage of 100% Merlot is as firm and extracted a...

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Snooth User: jessgum
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4.50 5
04/24/2008

I can't believe this is a merlot! This tastes like a big jammy zin!


Snooth User: brittingham
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4.50 5
09/12/2008

I love Pride Merlot!


Snooth User: WINE DISCOVERY
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4.50 5
08/11/2009

This is the BEST MERLOT I have ever tasted. OUTSTANDING!


Snooth User: MelissaL
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5.00 5
01/26/2008

wow, this is rich. definitely not your typical merlot. i loved the earthy, cherry flavor.


Snooth User: Salmanazar51
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5.00 5
11/10/2007

i dislike merlots, but this one has a lot of fruit and isn't a shock to the taste buds.


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma

External Review
05/18/2011

What power and drama have gone into this wonderful wine. Sheer Pomerol, with pencil shaving, black cherry, cedar, chocolate and gamy-meaty aromas and flavors, tinged with violets, and the most voluptuous mouthfeel. Sheer hedonism right through the long sweet finish.


External Review
05/18/2011

Sleek and elegant, the wine is blessed with fine tannins and supple texture, and its blackberry, plum, cassis, chocolate and herb flavors flood the palate in a rush that finishes long and luxuriously. Top-notch Merlot.


External Review
05/18/2011

A rich, sensual, complex and concentrated wine, with layers of brown sugar, mocha, red currant and spicy herbal notes, it gains momentum and richness on the finish. Has the tannic strength to cellar short-term. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/18/2011

Smooth and flavorful, with dusty cedar and pencil shaving aromas leading to rich, intense pencil lead, currant and blackberry flavors, keeping its cedary oak profile. Finishes with a long, complex aftertaste. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/18/2011

Impressive. Espresso-style, deeply concentrated Merlot, boasting a core of rich currant, coffee, black cherry and anise. Firms up on the finish, where a touch of bay leaf adds complexity to the flavor profile. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 1999 Merlot (a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, 61% from Napa and 39% from Sonoma) is a wine of striking purity, balance, density, and intensity. A saturated ruby/purple color is accompanied by great fruit, medium to full body, and perfectly assimilated wood, acidity, tannin, and alcohol. Several more years of cellaring will result in even more joy. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.


External Review
05/18/2011

Rich and long in the mouth, with impressively concentrated flavors of blackberries and plums and a delicious note of chocolatey fig. These ripe flavors are fully dry, with the most wonderful velvety tannins. The wine is soft and full of charm.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Built more like a Cabernet Sauvignon than a Merlot, this powerhouse vintage of 100% Merlot is as firm and extracted as can be, with an amazing concentration of color, ripe black fruit flavors and aromas. Currant and cassis, cocoa and espresso bean elements are jam-packed into this gentle giant, coating the entire palate with soft chewy tannins that melt away in a two-minute long finish.

Built more like a Cabernet Sauvignon than a Merlot, this powerhouse vintage of 100% Merlot is as firm and extracted as can be, with an amazing concentration of color, ripe black fruit flavors and aromas. Currant and cassis, cocoa and espresso bean elements are jam-packed into this gentle giant, coating the entire palate with soft chewy tannins that melt away in a two-minute long finish.

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4684 cases produced.

Aged in French Oak.

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Alcohol: 14.5%

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