2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Sonoma County
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66 Ratings
2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Sonoma County

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)

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Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Massive, serious and about as yummy as Merlot can get, Pridersquo;s wine from vines straddling the top of Spring Mountain grows on either side of the Napa-Sonoma line. In 2000, it tastes like the fruit has been sculpted by hand, broad and smooth with the supple grit of pinpoint tannins. Those tannins need no more cushioning than the blueberry fruit, fully ripe rather than jammy, savory with flavor accents of fig compote and chocolate. The focus elevates it to a higher note in the finish, already primed for a roast partridge and chestnut stuffing. For those who choose to cellar it, this will only gain richness and depth.