Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2011 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2011

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Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2011
$64.99
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$44.99

SKU 07409

750ml

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A sumptuous nose of bright plum, cherry, rose petal, mulberry and walnut introduces an enticing wine that sets the taste buds firing. The palate is layered and lush, expressing undulating waves of red fruit woven together by a rich mid-palate and vibrant acidity. 7% Cabernet Sauvignon from our volcanic Rim Rock block and our rocky Quartz Hill block were blended in to add depth and structure to the wine. While we often describe our Merlot as a "Cab lover's Merlot," the 2011 demonstrates what makes Merlot so lovely and special as a varietal wine - concentration, smooth but full texture, finesse and that elusive X factor that we think of as "lusciousness." Enjoy!
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Merlot, a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 40% new French oak, exhibits soft berry fruit, white chocolate and espresso bean notes along with elegant, medium-bodied flavors. While it does not possess the depth of a great vintage, it performs well displaying excellent purity and ripeness. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, October 2013