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2005 Pride Mountain Merlot "Napa and Sonoma Counties"

Winery: Pride Mountain

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa and Sonoma Counties"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa/Sonoma

State or country: CA

Price: $56

Cases produced: 4,913

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: August 1, 2008

Wine Review: In my opinion Bob Foley is one of the Masters of Merlot and this wine reflects that. This wine opens with a complex nose including pronounced blackberry and licorice aromas with notes of black cherry and new leather. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth as silk, well balanced, and has concentrated blueberry and black current flavors. They express a flavorful, yet elegant profile. The finish is dry with fine tannins that linger for some time before they drift away nicely. Enjoy this wonderful Merlot with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse soon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker 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!

Organic status: not organic

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