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2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot
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Community Tasting Notes 51
Tetherton Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 9, 2014 - A terrific merlot from Pride. The Pride merlots are terrific and never disappoint! It paired well with salmon!!
July 22, 2014 - Gave to Chris Ellis (next door) hoping he would have a "wine moment".
June 4, 2014 - Sandy took to High School girls party.
May 12, 2014 - From 3L. This was supposed to sleep a lot longer, but opened yesterday in dad's honor at a family event. The name (Pride) and the presence of their large formats matched the occasion perfectly, and he was liking CA Merlot toward the end. Luckily the wine showed really well to cap it off.
Full purple/dark fruit flavors of ripe plum and licorice offset by mild to medium tannins and spice. Acidity is also on the softer side, but bright enough to hold it together. Short to medium finish. 14.6 Abv. Had to keep this cool to show its best...luckily there was an industrial sized freezer close to where I had it set up. So glad I bought this, really came through.
egd584 Likes this wine: (91 points)
April 24, 2014 - Decanted for about 30 minutes but still needed time to open. Bright, sharp fruits mellowed to great balance of fruit and tannins over the course of the next hour.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2012, Issue #162 (link)
(Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa County/Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
9/10/2012 (link) 91 points
(Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot) Dark red violet color; ripe black fruit, chocolate nose; ripe black fruit, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish (w/9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Petit Verdot and .5% Cabernet Franc)
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Pride Mountain Vineyards
- Varietal Merlot
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion North Coast
- Appellation Napa / Sonoma
- Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
- In Cellars 1641 (68%)
- Consumed 749 (31%)