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Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Merlot Napa Valley
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Merlot Napa Valley

Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Merlot

Our 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. Flavors include chocolate covered cherries and earthy spices; what sets this rich and full wine apart, though, is the smoothness with which it caresses all corners of your mouth. No doubt, this wine will provide years of drinking pleasure.




84% Merlot; 15% Cabernet Sauvignon; 1% Petit Verdot




Sally Johnson

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California Grapevine: April 2019 - 92 Points

Medium to medium-dark ruby color; attractive, ripe, spicy, dark cherry, raspberry, and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dark chocolate and dried flowers; full body; rich, fleshy, earthy, nicely balanced, red and black fruit flavors with undertones of toasty oak and some plushness in the mouthfeel; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy and enjoyable to drink now and over the next two to four years with ripe, spicy, fruit and relatively soft tannin. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 4,404 cases; blended with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon (CS) and 1% Petit Verdot (PV); released August 2018. (Group Score: 16.5 of 20 points, 3 of 8 first-place votes/2 seconds/2 thirds; My Score: 17 [92 of 100 points], first place)
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