Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2001


SKU C0222


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. High altitude exposure and well-draining soils challenge this early ripening varietal, yielding a wine of opaque inkiness. Our consistent emphasis on ripe fruit is evident in this wine; profuse blackberry and currant aromas leap from the glass. Beautifully weighted and deep, this wine portrays everything that is body and length, coats the palate, and delivers a lingering finish of ripe berries, roasted coffee beans, cassis, currant and cedar. PROFILE Appellation: Napa and Sonoma Counties Vintage: 2001 Harvest: October 2001 Fermentation: Stainless Steel Cooperage: French Oak Blend: 100% Merlot Alcohol: 14.1% Bottling: April 2003
Category Red Wine
Country California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.1%