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2004 Pride Mountain Merlot Vintner's Select Mountain Top Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 70559-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($85) Saturated, deep ruby-red. Aromas of smoky redcurrant, graphite and nutty oak, with a suggestion of chocolate liqueur. Lush on entry, then concentrated, sweet and silky-smooth, with rich, slightly high-toned flavors of plum, smoke and graphite. This has lovely sweetness and lift and finishes very long, with big, rich tannins. A major mouthful of mountain merlot.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Not shy about showing its oak, with plenty of cedar, vanilla bean and spice, yet underneath is a delicious core of currant, blackberry and graphite. Oak returns on the finish, providing a woody mouthfeel, but there's lots of depth and concentration. 450 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2004 Merlot Mountain Top Vineyard is good, but slightly lean and austere.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Drink Dates: 2006-2010
    Author: Chris Ahearn
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Dougobrick
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Deep garnet, opaque. First nose of chalk, earth, blueberry, cedar, tobacco (wet), slight hint of VA (ripe). Medium tannins with good acidity. Notes of dark chocolate and plum as well as recurrent tobacco notes. Soft finish and slightly lacking in grip but still very enjoyable. Serve with grilled skirt steak and chimichurri sauce. Drink now over next 2-5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2015
    Author: Jeannie L
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Fruit forward with a strong chocolate aroma. Definite hint of the oak; still has some tannins but overall a very enjoyable wine. The favorite of the group in this tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2014
    Author: Smith-Shannon
  • Self | Rating:

    Lots of new oak on the nose. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel and then some bitter chocolate and lush fruit with a long finish. This is drinking well now and should be good for another 5 years. This is a well balanced wine that really shows what mountain grown fruit can achieve. A wine of power and finesse.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2016
  • Self | Rating: 92

    The nose on this merlot is full of sweet oak, spice and cherries. As far as the flavor profile goes, lots of sweet red fruit, red currants and spice. Vvvvvery firm, structured wine with masculine tannins. A really good, solid merlot; in fact, one that would make people feel silly for foolishly stating |I don't drink merlot.|
    Author: Andre L593
Pride Mountain Vineyards sits high atop the Mayacamas Mountains straddling the Napa/Sonoma county line. Located at the site of historic Summit Ranch, where wine grapes have been grown since 1869, this beautiful setting includes wine caves dug deep into the mountains and the haunting ruins of an old stone winery dating to 1890.

Founded in 1990 by Jim and Carolyn Pride, Pride Mountain Vineyards is recognized as one of the "world's greatest wine estates" by Robert Parker, Jr., joining just 22 other California wineries for this distinction. Pride wines have appeared numerous times on The Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the World list, and have been served at the White House more than 30 times during the last two decades.

In 2004, second-generation siblings Suzanne Pride Bryan and Steve Pride took the reins, furthering Pride Mountain Vineyards' tradition of producing highly lauded wines. In the cellar, winemaker Sally Johnson and her team work with the property's exceptional estate-grown cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, sangiovese and chardonnay to produce world-class cuvees deserving of a place in any serious collector's cellar.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 236 bottles owned
  • 74 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 74 collectors)