Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak, this medium-bodied wine presents signature varietal notes of black cherry, ripe plum and vanilla. Flavors of blueberry pie and ripe plums with hints of camphor and resiny underbrush mingle with soft, finely grained tannins.
Steve Tanzer 92 points - This year, the 2010 Merlot is the most fragrant and lightest of the entry-level wines at Pride. Sweet red cherries, dried flowers, tobacco and spices all waft from the glass of this delicate, fragrant wine, which is best suited for near and mid-term drinking. The 2010 Merlot is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. ”
PRIDE VINEYARDS 2010 PRIDE MERLOT
"Moderately saturated bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of currant, black cherry, chocolate, mocha and brown spices. At once sweet and precise, with captivating inner-mouth floral perfume to the firm-edged flavors of dark berries, graphite and fresh herbs. A bit youthfully taut but this is very impressive for a wine made in large quantity (5,300 cases in 2010). Finishes with lovely verve and the spine for aging." Steve Tanzer International Wine Cellar 92 points Drink 2015-22
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