1997 Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 750ml

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1997 Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

Saturated bright dark ruby. Penetrating aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice, shoe polish and violet. Extremely concentrated and dense; huge structure matched by uncanny sweetness of fruit. Already offers compelling inner-mouth perfume. This is considerably more tannic than the winery's regular cabernet, but the tannins spread out to coat the entire palate. Really extraordinary fruit here.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 97

While only microscopic quantities were produced of this wine, It is an immense wine of extraordinary concentration and depth. Amazing, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve pushes richness to unreal levels. Despite its intense, full-bodied, ultra-concentrated style, it possesses a sense of balance and definition. The color is a saturated inky purple. The aromatics consist of lead pencil shavings, minerals, blackberries, cassis, and flowers. Extremely full-bodied, with amazing purity, mouth-coating richness, sweet tannin, and low acidity, it offers profound drinking even though it has not yet begun to develop secondary nuances.

Drink Dates: 2003-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Wine Spectator | 92

Dense and chewy. A rich, dark wine, packed with loads of plum, currant and black cherry. Turns spicy and cedary. 454 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2008
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: Conrad K
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/05/2011
Drink Dates: 2004-2017
Sexy: Dark fruit and cedar on the nose. Mouth coating blackberry and sweet tannins. Still balanced, full bodied and structured with a long, long finish
More Vintages and Sizes of Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve:

1999 (750ml)
1998 (1.5L)
1996 (1.5L)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Riding the crest of the Mayacamas Mountain Range at an elevation of 2,100 feet, Pride Mountain Vineyards' 200+ acre property is bisected by the Napa/Sonoma county line. The family owned winery has been making some of Spring Mountain's best wines since 1990. Winemaker Bob Foley employs the laborious technique of picking, vinifying, and barrel-aging each of 80 vineyard blocks separately, resulting in the most ideal ripeness levels and blend quality. This integration of vineyard practices and winemaking art is done purposefully. The goal is wines that are bold and fruitful, and that speak of their mountain lineage. Considered by Robert Parker to belong in "the top echelon of California's quality wineries," wines from Pride's gravelly mountaintop vineyards are consistently highly rated and are a staple component of any classic Napa collector's cellar.

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