Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma 2004
This one's for Cabernet lovers! Although 100% Merlot, the intense inky ruby red hue and aromas of black cherry and cassis will make this a fun wine to slip into Cabernet tastings as a ringer to win. The mid palate is thick with ripeness and broad textures and the slight grip of fine tannin frames the lingering fruit and espresso flavors in the long finish.
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External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma
A smooth, crowd-pleasing merlot, this jams blackberry and toffee flavors into a confit to sweeten a steak.
Ruby-red. High-toned aromas of plum, redcurrant and cedar lifted by a floral topnote. Spicy and firmly built but also with a rather voluptuous mid-palate texture and lovely sweetness to its plum and licorice flavors. Finishes with firm tannins and very good length. I like the note of spicy cabernet on the back end.
A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 1996 Merlot boasts a dense purple color, as well as a beautiful nose of black fruits, smoke, herbs, and underbrush. Thick and full-bodied, with terrific fruit, purity, and extraction, this is a deeper, richer, more complete wine than originally predicted. It should age well for 10ndash;12 years.
The 1997 Merlot might be called liquefied Viagra. An incredibly sexy nose of smoke, black fruits, cappuccino and toasty wood is followed by an expansive, terrifically concentrated wine with a sumptuous texture, no hard edges, beautifully integrated acidity and tannin, and a long, 35 second finish. According to the back label, about 5% Cabernet Sauvignon was added in the blend of this stunningly aromatic, multi-dimensional wine. It should drink well for 12ndash;15 years.
An estate wine from Pridersquo;s mountain vineyards that overlap Napa-Sonoma border, this powerful young Merlot has more structure than most. Itrsquo;s complicated: Rather than immediately delicious in style, itrsquo;s tough, packed with flavor and all wrapped up in itself. The flavors are black (chocolate, dark plum and plum skin) while there are glimmers of light (jasmine and other white floral scents). As a Merlot, it has a soft, generous middle. But as a mountain wine, the tannins complicate matters and make it earthy, a touch bitter, the finish itself tight. Give it time to absorb some of the tannin and the brighter aspects of the wine should begin to shine; the complexity should also prove fascinating with age.
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. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 6000ml
Prideandrsquo;s regular andrsquo;04 Merlot was very good. This oneandrsquo;s better. Intensely rich and concentrated in the way of mountain wines, it shows huge, ripe cherry marmalade, black raspberry pie filling, rum and cola, mocha-choca and Asian spice flavors, enriched by smoky oak. Any really ripe wine can do that, but only one from great coastal vineyards can achieve this balance of acids and tannins. Should develop over the next 10 years.
Food Pairings for Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa Sonoma
3930 cases produced.
Aged in French Oak.
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