Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2005

$45.00

SKU C0225

750ml

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Very ripe, blackberry and currant aromas with a trace of vanilla. Broad, expansive and even across the mid-palate, with a candy-like middle and chewy tannins. Soft edges and tremendous length. Merlot for Cab people!
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • ws93

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.

James Laube, November 15, 2007
  • wa91

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.

Robert Parker, December 2007
  • we85

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.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2008