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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2005
Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2005
(search item no. 116972)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very ripe, blackberry and currant aromas with a trace of vanilla. Broad, expansive and even across the mid-palate, with a candy-like middle and chewy tannins. Soft edges and tremendous length. Merlot for Cab people!
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About Pride Mountain Vineyards:

Pride Mountain Vineyards is situated on the Summit Ranch, one of Napa Valley's oldest grape producers atop Spring Mountain. With over 120 years of viticulture documented there, Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased Summit Ranch and their first vintage premiered in 1991. Today, Pride Mountain Vineyards produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Viognier and limited bottlings of Syrah and Sangiovese.