2003 Pride Mountain - Petite Sirah 750ml

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2003 Pride Mountain - Petite Sirah
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International Wine Cellar | 90+

($55) Saturated bright ruby color. Explosive, high-toned aromas of blackberry and licorice. Powerful, even a bit tough, with an initial blueberry flavor that was joined by cherry syrup as the wine opened in the glass. A youthfully medicinal wine that finishes with huge tannins and pronounced acidity. Like the syrah, this will need time in bottle. This petite sirah, from fruit purchased from Switchback Ridge, will be the last vintage of this wine under the Pride label.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Score: 91
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/22/2012
Ink black and still very tannic. Licorice, asian spice, graphite, toasted french oak. Very nice.
Score: 90
Author: Chris Ahearn
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2005-2011
Score: 92
Author: Tracy D
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/17/2011

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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