Red

2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Napa / Sonoma
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • PSMB wrote: (91 points)

    May 27, 2016 - Drinking well, but probably time to start drinking up.

  • kennyd Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 3, 2016 - Good. Not as good as the '08. Better the second day. Makes me wonder whether we should wait on the next bottle from our cellar. Regardless, I have to say that Pride does a nice job on their merlots. Thank you.

  • Ceo wrote: (92 points)

    December 24, 2015 - This is a beautiful wine I could not wait anymore!!

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (88 points)

    November 4, 2015 - Wine dinner of Pride Mountain wines. Something had to finish last. Not a terrible wine, but just compared to the other wines of the night, it was lacking. A bit thin, and it tasted "hot" even though the listed alcohol wasn't that high. Some of my group used "spice" instead of hot as an adjective.

  • Tetherton Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 31, 2015 - Pride merlot never, ever disappoints!! A wonderfully balanced merlot with a hint of spice. The tannins are very gentle. For the "heck of it", just looked at the Pride website and one of the descriptors for the 2009 was that there a subtle hint of "Mahogany chest". Anyone out there tasted any furniture lately?? I know oak but not Mahogany:-)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot Napa County/Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • 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)

Wine Definition

  • 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
  • UPC Codes 767191200090, 767191200120

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,581 (57%)
  • Consumed 1,169 (42%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  44 votes