Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Containing 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Merlot offers up pronounced notes of plum preserves, baked blackberries and black forest cake with suggestions of baking spices, licorice and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, rich and velvety textured, the palate is laden with dark fruit and spice layers, beautifully defined by a refreshing line, finishing with great persistence. 4,404 cases produced.
The 2017 Merlot shows all the natural richness and intensity of the year, but also has just enough freshness to keep things in check. Cedar, tobacco, dried flower and spice notes add nuance to a Merlot that very nicely balances richness with savory complexity. This is very nicely done, especially for the year.