Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Cuvee Merlot 2005

Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Cuvee Merlot 2005


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Clone 3 Merlot vines planted on a vein of rocky, volcanic soil in our Lower Mountain Top vineyard block create this expressive single vineyard wine. Heady red fruit and floral notes of blueberry, raspberry, plum and freesia are balanced by brown sugar, anise and toffee aromas. The seductive nose and mid-palate lead into a silky finish as fully integrated tannins caress the tongue.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 15.7%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSupple yet well-structured underneath, with bold aromas of black cherry, toasty oak and roasted coffee aromas. The flavors are concentrated yet fleshy, with plum, cedar and pencil notes. Best from 2008 through 2012. 490 cases made.

James Laube, February 29, 2008
  • wa82

Wine AdvocateHot and awkward, with jammy cherry, blackberry and chocolate flavors. High alcohol gives this wine an unbalanced, chili pepper burn.

Robert Parker, February 1, 2008