Red and black fruit aromas range from cherry to plum to currant with minerally slate and darker subtle notes of caramel, licorice and tar adding intrigue. The palate possesses a sensuous roundness so typical of great merlot with a beautiful lithe energy echoing with the dark flavors on the long finish.
Those familiar with our most limited wines may know that here at Pride we have a fanatical appreciation for Clone 3 merlot as expressed on our property. Our Reserve Claret and Vintner Select Merlot have always been built entirely from this clone. In 2015 we replanted our sun-drenched Rocky Top block to Clone 3 merlot and 2019 marks the first time that this fantastic Rocky Top lot is contributing significantly to our estate Merlot blend. Finished with 9% cabernet sauvignon from the Napa side of our estate, this is a wine to be savored for years to come.
9% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Release Date:||August 2021|