Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 1999 1.5L


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Typically blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon to provide framing for this gentle giant, our Merlot packs concentrated flavors and aromas of currant and cassis, spicy mocha, and vanilla bean. The entire palate is coated with sweet and chewy tannins that melt into a long rewarding finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastWhat 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.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2002
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Robert Parker, June 2002
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorA 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. 4,830 cases made.

James Laube, September 15, 2001