Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2006
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateThe sensational 2006 Reserve Claret boasts an opaque purple color in addition to sweet notes of creme de cassis, flowers, charcoal, graphite, and espresso roast. Full-bodied with layers of depth and richness, moderately high but sweet tannins, and a terrific finish, it will be even better with 3-4 years of bottle age, and should last two decades.
Wine EnthusiastThe Merlot that dominates this wine shows in the wealth of red and black cherries, but one-third Cabernet Sauvignon contributes its telltale signature of blackberries and black currants. New oak, however, dominates in the wine's youth, giving caramel and roasted marshmallow flavors. Very fine, very concentrated and intense, and in need of cellaring. Give it until 2011, and drink for the next 6-8 years.
Wine SpectatorBalances finesse with great structure, offering bold aromas of currant and espresso bean with complex, layered flavors of black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and toasty oak. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2011 through 2015.