Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2005
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine SpectatorRich 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. 4,913 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 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.
Wine EnthusiastTannicly dry, this Merlot has a tough chewiness that makes it hard to appreciate the ripe cherry, blackberry, licorice and cocoa flavors. Could soften with a few years, but not a wine for the long haul.