Overripe, almost like a cherry pie with too much sugar: sweet, overpowering, and - after a while - too much of a good thing. Deep purple in color. Tastes of plum, cherry, raisin, and oak. 14.6% alcohol, but tastes higher. I love bigger Merlots (eg, Pahlmeyer, Shafer, Hourglass), and I have loved Pride Merlots in the past - but the fruit in this vintage is just a bit over the line, at least for me.
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(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)
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