Red

2015 Pine Ridge Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • feinwine Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 3, 2020 - Sideways be darned — love this Merlot!!! We typically love California cabs including all of the Pine Ridge sun-appellations, but this Merlot is an excellent value — holds its own with fantastic fruit, complexity, and a nice albeit lighter mouthfeel than the coveted PR cabs.

    Love the deep garnet color. After 2.5 hr decant, the nose is brimming with dark fruit, a tinge of red fruit, dried sage, wet stone, and lightly toasted oak. Medium bodied mouthfeel nicely coats the cheeks, and palette really brings out warm cranberry notes, a tinge of minerality, and a smooth medium finish. Excellent QPR and reminds me a lot of the beautiful Pine Ridge Rutherford cab with a lighter texture and more red fruit on the palette.

  • Djwpar3 Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 26, 2019 - bEAUTIFUL DARK COLOR, MORE LIKE A CAB THAN A MERLOT. bRIGHT CHERRY NOTES, SMOOTH TANNINS AND LOVELY FINISH. oNE OF THE BEST MERLOTS i HAVE HAD. tHAT BEING SAID, tHERE ARE COMPARABLE FOR LESS $$$. I will continue to purchase Pine Ridge, always a great wine, If I hadn't announced this as a Merlot.....some would have taken it for a cab.

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  • feinwine Likes this wine:

    June 26, 2019 - We loved this wine. It drinks more like a Cabernet. Will get better in time. Needs a good decant before enjoying.

  • Befloyd Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 12, 2018 - Excellent wine... bold yet soft, great fruit with a strong mid and finish. Excellent expression of Napa merlot. Great to drink by itself and also is a great food wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pine Ridge Vineyards
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 254 (80%)
  • Consumed 65 (20%)

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