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69 Ratings
Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa County Sonoma County
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Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) Like so many things of great beauty, our 2002 Merlot lots were shy in their infancy, evolving slowly before strutting their stuff and blowing us away with their power and grace. Now? Wow! As a finished wine, this cuvee reveals thoroughly ripe blackberry aromas and flavors with a seductively rich mid palate. Tronçais oak cooperage contributes a balanced oak profile reminiscent of roasted espresso beans. 100% Merlot, our 2002 Merlot is blended from twelve individually vinified lots culled from vineyard read more...Like so many things of great beauty, our 2002 Merlot lots were shy in their infancy, evolving slowly before strutting their stuff and blowing us away with their power and grace. Now? Wow! As a finished wine, this cuvee reveals thoroughly ripe blackberry aromas and flavors with a seductively rich mid palate. Tronçais oak cooperage contributes a balanced oak profile reminiscent of roasted espresso beans. 100% Merlot, our 2002 Merlot is blended from twelve individually vinified lots culled from vineyard blocks spanning our mountaintop estate, and consequently, the county line (hide)

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