Pride Mountain Vineyards

Merlot

2019
Napa Valley
California
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Varietal
Merlot
$75
Flavors
Plum Plum
Tobacco Tobacco
Chocolate Chocolate
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.4%
GRAPE(S)
Merlot
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Why this wine made the cut…
Powerful, yet lush and delicious
Napa Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Merlot
100% Mer-LO
It would be easier to detail where Merlot is not grown than vice-versa, as it is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. Depending on the terroir, the style can vary quite a bit. Generally, Merlot is fleshy and more fruit driven and with less aggressive tannins than its oft more austere blending partner, Cabernet Sauvignon, which also makes it more accessible in its youth. The quality and character can vary from crowd pleasing sweet plummy fruit to extraordinary complex velvety texture of a great right bank Bordeaux.
Country / State
California
Region
Napa Valley
Producer
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Winemaker(s)
Matt Ward
Vintage
2019
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Pride Mountain Vineyard

Napa Valley, California

While the site of Pride Mountain Vineyards, formerly known as Summit Ranch, has been a source of grapes in Napa Valley since the 1890s, it wasn’t until 1991 that founders Jim and Carolyn Pride began making their own wine at this historic estate.

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Pride Mountain Vineyards farms nearly 85 acres of vines in the Mayacamas Mountains at 2,100 feet above sea level. The grapes, grown on volcanic loam and clay hillside soils, benefit from cooler temperatures, but also receive more sunlight than vineyards on the valley floor, allowing the grapes to fully ripen while preserving their natural levels of acidity. 

Pride Mountain Vineyards wines exhibit an intense fruit character but are balanced by good acidity and structure from this beautiful mountain terroir.