Two and half years later this Merlot has gained weight and complexity. You only need to decant for 30 minutes and when you do, there are notes of chocolate, mocha and cassis that is silky smooth with its dark, plum like fruit. What makes this wine better now is the seamless integration of the fruit and tannins. Very nice.
Wow. A reminder of why I buy Pride, and why Sonoma is a great place to source merlot. This was smooth but full flavored, without being overly hot or "jammy". Just a fantastic red, and a best of class Cali merlot. Wish I had more.
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