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2005 Pride Mountain Napa-Sonoma Counties Merlot

SKU #1054119 93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Rich and concentrated, with bold aromas of plum, currant and mocha leading to complex, layered blackberry, licorice and spice flavors that finish with a flourish of ripe, minerally tannins. (JL) Inner quote mark (11/2007)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide

Outer quote mark Wonderfully rich and well-concentrated aromas of sweet oak and optimally ripened cherries make for a stellar start here, and the wine more than lives up to its promise with powerful, keenly proportioned flavors brimming with precise varietal fruit. Big, but beautifully balanced with a long, insistent finish, it is a generous and involving Merlot even now and has the structure and strength to get better with time, and it is certain to reward that patience with increased range and richness when held for another few years. Inner quote mark (11/2007)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Redcurrant, tobacco, melted chocolate, mint and spicy oak on the nose. Sweet and fresh, with youthfully reticent flavors of plum, mocha and sweet herbs. Finishes with big, dusty but ultimately fine tannins. Plenty of stuffing here but in need of a couple years of additional bottle aging. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2008)


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