Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2001


SKU C0222


In a word - WOW! Had you heard the 2001 vintage was supposed to be a blockbuster and wondered if it was all it was cracked up to be? You betcha. Our location at 2100' and emphasis on true physiological ripeness of the berries means that we consistently produce outstanding wines. In a vintage like this, our wines are mind-blowing. (Okay, we're being a little modest.) Here in the 2001 Merlot, the proof is in the glass. Inky black in color and profusely aromatic, cassis and chocolate shout from the glass. Take that first sip and ripe dark cherries and roasted coffee beans explode in your mouth, while the weight of the wine permeates your gums. Meaty and texturally dense, this is a wine to chew.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBeautifully crafted, exquisitely balanced and rich in currant, exotic spice and ripe blackberry fruit. Turns spicy and exhibits pretty mocha-scented oak, with a long, broad, rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2010. 5,320 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2003
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2001 Merlot (a blend of Napa and Sonoma fruit) possesses a healthy dark ruby/purple color, a supple texture and lots of vibrant wild berry fruit intermixed with hints of cocoa, mocha and white chocolate. This fleshy, succulent, sexy, fully mature Merlot is capable of lasting another decade.

Robert Parker, May 1, 2011