Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2016

Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2016

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The 2016 Merlot offers enticing aromas of plum, cherry pits, menthol, dried flowers, while subtle mesquite excites the senses. But it is the silky textural pleasure in the mouth that grabs your attention, offering a seamless transition from start to finish. There is enough acidity to suggest great food pairing and long-term aging potential, but it will be hard to wait on this beauty.

Wine Advocate: 90
Composed of 84% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot all coming from Napa Valley, the 2016 Merlot features warm red and black plums, freshly crushed blackberries and mulberries with nuances of spice cake, tobacco leaf, star anise and vanilla pod. The medium-bodied palate offers fresh black berries and plum flavors with a lovely spicy undercurrent and soft texture, finishing with great freshness and purity. 4404 cases were made.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Juicy, savory, spicy and well integrated, this bold beauty offers so much of what the variety is while combining 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. With a backbone of tannin and oak, it shines in lasting accents of clove, chocolate and red and black currant, rich and smooth.