Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Merlot 2008
Our Vintner Select Merlot has always been a wine of instant gratification, but the temperate ripening conditions of the 2008 vintage have truly pushed decadence to the max! Mother Nature did our thinning for us with a severe spring frost and heavy shatter during bloom, resulting in just 1.3 tons per acre of fruit from our Lower Mountain Top block. We picked and fermented the grapes nearly vine by vine, as uneven ripening during harvest necessitated multiple vineyard passes to pick each grape at the peak of ripeness. The nose possesses a pungent bouquet of fruit, floral and spice aromas, displaying black cherry, red raspberry, lilac, exotic spice and even a touch of minerality in turn. On the mouth, the wine coats and lingers with a sumptuous viscosity and beautifully ripe tannins.
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Merlot
Not shy about showing its oak, with plenty of cedar, vanilla bean and spice, yet underneath is a delicious core of currant, blackberry and graphite. Oak returns on the finish, providing a woody mouthfeel, but there's lots of depth and concentration. ... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Vintner's Select Mountain Top Vineyard 750ml
($65) Bright, saturated ruby-red. Sappy, superripe but more brooding aromas of black cherry liqueur, black raspberry and dark chocolate. Denser and more minerally than the regular merlot, with a very different, finer-grained texture rare for North Co... Stephen Tanzer. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Vintner's Select Mountain Top Vineyard 750ml