Pride Mountain Vineyards

Mountain Top Vineyard Merlot

9.125 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

dark ruby violet; plum, tobacco, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, cedar; dense, concentrated dark fruit and spice with velvety texture and long finish; full bodied, good acidity, slightly gritty tannin, 14.7% ABV; blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 14 months in 40% new French oak; $62

dark ruby violet; plum, tobacco, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, cedar; dense, concentrated dark fruit and spice with velvety texture and long finish; full bodied, good acidity, slightly gritty tannin, 14.7% ABV; blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 14 months in 40% new French oak; $62

Mar 28th, 2020
Eric

Needs a few years to express itself more. Stil a joy.

Needs a few years to express itself more. Stil a joy.

Dec 8th, 2019
Ashley Pengilly

Yummy!

Yummy!

Dec 20th, 2013
Mono Head

First taste was dry. Much dryer than I expected. 9.0+. Liquid smoke. Will continue review ...

First taste was dry. Much dryer than I expected. 9.0+. Liquid smoke. Will continue review ...

Sep 9th, 2020
Mono Head

I really enjoyed this wine from the first taste. It was well balanced, good fruits. Just so easy to drink. No unpleasantness. Wished I had more of this wine. 9.1+

I really enjoyed this wine from the first taste. It was well balanced, good fruits. Just so easy to drink. No unpleasantness. Wished I had more of this wine. 9.1+

Jun 21st, 2020
John Zelenka

Excellent and full bodied merlot. Very robust flavor and taste. Buy again!

Excellent and full bodied merlot. Very robust flavor and taste. Buy again!

May 4th, 2020
Mono Head

Lightly fragrant. Definitely requires decanting. Comparison is more smooth. I guess what I mean is that it’s better decanted. Takes of the edge. Definitely has some of the Pride usual notes but it’s not strong. A bit flat in my opinion Dark fruit finish. 9.0

Lightly fragrant. Definitely requires decanting. Comparison is more smooth. I guess what I mean is that it’s better decanted. Takes of the edge. Definitely has some of the Pride usual notes but it’s not strong. A bit flat in my opinion Dark fruit finish. 9.0

Apr 29th, 2020
Kimberly Eber

Top burger performance. Top merlot.

Top burger performance. Top merlot.

Apr 5th, 2020
Norman Gennaro

Nose is amazing

Nose is amazing

Mar 22nd, 2020
Jody Scharf

Smooth acid. Pride Merlot, nice. Minerals, volcano. Light dark fruits. Some prune

Smooth acid. Pride Merlot, nice. Minerals, volcano. Light dark fruits. Some prune

Oct 3rd, 2019