Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2013, Sonoma County, California
It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
This is a delicious Merlot based Bordeaux blend from from Sonoma County.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, chocolates, black currants, black plums, black cherries, cedar, vanilla, light earth, licorice and light coffee.
Long finish with medium tannins.
This 10-year-old is drinking very nicely now, and it will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years. Would be nice to visit it again in 5 years.
Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel. Elegant and rich. Powerful and fruit forward.
Drinking very much like a Napa Cabernet.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Good by itself or with food.
A blend of 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. 14% of the grapes are from Napa Valley. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. A small production of only 450 cases.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$200. — 8 days ago
Deep purple color.
Aromas of black fruit, tomato leaf, black olive.
Dry. Flavors of blackberry compote, vanilla, black pepper, licorice. Rich chewy tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — 3 months ago
Drinking great. Only 3 bottles left wish I had more — 7 months ago
Laura Catena la winemaker, seda y fruta, muy bueno — 19 days ago
Very underwhelming. Higher tannins than expected too. — a month ago
Pleasantly surprised by the robust flavor. I'd buy it again. — 6 months ago
Jammy and delicious. — 6 days ago
Such an under known and under respected producer. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, brilliant raspberries, dark cherries, purple fruits, dark chocolate, caramel spice, lavender, violets, perfect acidity, perfect; tension, structure, balance and amazing, integration & evolution on the finish for two-minutes. — 6 months ago