Original
73 Ratings
Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa County Sonoma County
$64.99 USD
Buy Now

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) From our vineyard atop Spring Mountain, the 2006 vintage produced wines of generous richness and expressive aromatics, and our Merlot is no exception. Red cherry, raspberry, cocoa and tar notes in the nose frame a broad wine with plenty of stuffing. With the first sip, the sensuous mouthfeel leads into the wine’s more serious side, as weighty but sweet tannins extend into a minutes-long finish. The blend is made up of 81% Clone 181 Merlot, contributing classic red fruit and bright acidity, 7% Clone 3 Merlot, adding heady floral and black fruit notes, and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon from our terraced Canyon Ranch vineyard block, bringing structure and focus to the final cuvée. A wine for Cabernet lovers, our Merlot is no wine to underestimate, and will continue to evolve over ten to twelve years in the bottle

Expert Reviews
Read all 2 expert reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 141
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator