Pride Mountain Vineyards

Napa County Merlot

9.15 ratings
-no pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, 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
Mono Head

First taste before decant- dryer than I expected. Bright. There is complexity on the finish. More greens than berries. First sips. 9.0. I was definitely expecting it to be bolder and richer so that is interesting.

4 hour decant later— nose developed a bit since. The wine is definitely much better with time. It’s more integrated and smooth. However it doesn’t have the distinct taste and smell of the older Prides. It’s still not as big as I remember their 2014 Merlots. There is some baking spice. It’s smooth and med body. 9.0+.

First taste before decant- dryer than I expected. Bright. There is complexity on the finish. More greens than berries. First sips. 9.0. I was definitely expecting it to be bolder and richer so that is interesting.

4 hour decant later— nose developed a bit since. The wine is definitely much better with time. It’s more integrated and smooth. However it doesn’t have the distinct taste and smell of the older Prides. It’s still not as big as I remember their 2014 Merlots. There is some baking spice. It’s smooth and med body. 9.0+.

Apr 4th, 2020
George Yasutake

Excellent example of Pride Merlot. Really softens over time. Drinking well now

Excellent example of Pride Merlot. Really softens over time. Drinking well now

Jan 24th, 2020
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