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2018 PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS MERLOT

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Pride Mountain Vineyards’ winemaking practices encourage the terroir signatures of their majestic high-elevation Spring Mountain Estate to be identifiable in your glass. As a result, they produce intensely flavored, effortlessly balanced wines, powerfully reflective of their origin at 2100′ elevation, and blended to be the best expression of the vintage. Their 2018 Merlot is, as Vinous writes, “gorgeous right out of the gate,” and it’s easy to see why it’s a benchmark for California Merlot.

The Estate Vineyards are at the top of Spring Mountain, and they straddle the Napa and Sonoma County line. The extreme elevation provides warm mornings and chilly afternoons that result in longer hang-time, contributing textural and flavor characteristics that don’t exist anywhere else in the world.

Winemaker Sally Johnson employs traditional winemaking practices designed to let the terroir of the grapes take center stage. She completed the 2018 vintage with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon for increased structure and intensity and 5% Cabernet Franc for aromatic lift and complexity.

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2018 PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS MERLOT

“The 2018 Merlot is another very pretty wine in this part of the Pride range. Plump and juicy, with mid-weight structure, the 2018 is gorgeous right out of the gate. Succulent black cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and spice all flesh out effortlessly, with bright acids that keep the flavors lively. The restrained style is so appealing.”
93 Points
“Merlot excelled in 2018, and Pride’s 2018 Merlot offers a beautiful, medium to full-bodied, plump, rounded style that’s a joy to drink. Giving up lots of redcurrants, black cherries, tobacco leaf, earth, and chocolate, it has nicely integrated tannins and no hard edges. It’s a gem to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years, if not upwards of a decade or more.”
92 Points

 

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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