1997 Pride Mountain - Claret Napa Valley Reserve 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1997 Pride Mountain - Claret Napa Valley Reserve
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International Wine Cellar | 91+

Full dark ruby. Sappy, bright aromas of blackberry, cassis and violet. Powerfully structured, dense and tightly wrapped. The new oak component contributes to the wine's impressive tannic clout. Still, this wine's superb intensity and persistence suggests that the fruit will remain when the tannins begin to soften.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 95

While only microscopic quantities were produced of this wine, It is an immense wine of extraordinary concentration and depth. The compelling 1997 Reserve Claret offers an opaque purple color in addition to a sumptuous bouquet of sweet blackberries, creme de cassis, and minerals, superb richness, exceptional concentration, and huge body. However, it manages to avoid being overbearing or unmanageable. Purity and delineation are also present in this multi-dimensional, prodigious wine. Although an infant in terms of development, it is accessible because of the ripe tannin and spectacularly-concentrated fruit.

Drink Dates: 2000-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Wine Spectator | 91

Complex and concentrated, with earthy currant, coffee, vanilla, herb and tobacco, finishing with intensity and depth. 466 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Laube


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More Vintages and Sizes of Pride Mountain - Claret Napa Valley Reserve:

2001 (750ml)
1996 (1.5L)

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