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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 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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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery ... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma

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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
8769648
4.50 5
09/12/2008

I love Pride Merlot!


Snooth User: WINE DISCOVERY
23292242
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.


Snooth User: daveyp125
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4.50 5
08/18/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and fleshy, with a pretty dash of toasty oak. The fruit is sweet, with currant and berry flavors that are intense, concentrated and complex, ending with a pretty burst of fruit and oak that lingers. Well-structured, with ripe tannins. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Slightly lighter than previous vintages, the lean 2004 Merlot reveals austere tannin in the finish, but it offers nice herbal undertones in the attractive berry and mocha fruit. Drink this medium-bodied Merlot over the next 3-4 years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark red. Sexy, expressive, slightly high-toned nose melds red currant, cranberry, leather and nuts. Supple and refined, with a creamy texture to the red fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. Slightly high-toned throughout but not overly sweet. I find this quite suave.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Rich and concentrated, with bold aromas of plum, currant and mocha leading to complex, layered blackberry, licorice and spice flavors that finish with a flourish of ripe, minerally tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A blend of 52% Napa and 48% Sonoma fruit (the vineyard traverses the county lines), the 2003 Merlot exhibits notes of sweet oak, mocha, and berry fruit in its pretty, elegant, tasty, medium-bodied, plump personality.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The superb 2005 Merlot, a blend of fruit from Napa (70%) and Sonoma (30%), exhibits sweet plum and black currant fruit intermixed with mocha, coffee, and earth notes. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, lush, heady wine begs for consumption over the next 7-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

What a fabulous Merlot. Yes, it's dense in texture, like molten metal, with melted tannins, but it's kept lively with clean acids. Meanwhile, the flavors are sheer mountain fruit: concentrated blackberries and cherries and decadent mocha. Complex, elegant and addictively good.


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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.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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