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    Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2005
    Merlot - North Coast, California

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    • WS93
    • CG91
    Price: $54.99
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    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: North Coast, California

    Varietal: Merlot

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116972

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Very ripe, blackberry and currant aromas with a trace of vanilla. Broad, expansive and even across the mid-palate, with a candy-like middle and chewy tannins. Soft edges and tremendous length. Merlot for Cab people!

    Critical Acclaim:

    Rich and concentrated, with bold aromas of plum, currant and mocha leading to complex, layered blackberry, licorice and spice flavors that finish with a flourish of ripe, minerally tannins. Drink now through 2012. 4913 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The superb 2005 Merlot, a blend of fruit from Napa (70%) and Sonoma (30%), exhibits sweet plum and black currant fruit intermixed with mocha, coffee, and earth notes. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, lush, heady wine begs for consumption over the next 7-8 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good full red. Redcurrant, tobacco, melted chocolate, mint and spicy oak on the nose. Sweet and fresh, with youthfully reticent flavors of plum, mocha and sweet herbs. Finishes with big, dusty but ultimately fine tannins. Plenty of stuffing here but in need of a couple years of additional bottle aging.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Wonderfully rich and well-concentrated aromas of sweet oak and optimally ripened cherries make for a stellar start here, and the wine more than lives up to its promise with powerful, keenly proportioned flavors brimming with precise varietal fruit. Big, but beautifully balanced with a long, insistent finish, it is a generous and involving Merlot even now and has the structure and strength to get better with time, and it is certain to reward that patience with increased range and richness when held for another few years.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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