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1998 Pride Mountain Merlot Napa/Sonoma

  • 88 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 56925-1998

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Deep ruby. Briary cassis, blackberry and nutty oak on the nose. Lush, sweet flavors of blackberry, black cherry and melting chocolate. Fat and delicious. Finishes with dusty tannins and a trace of mint.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Impressive. Espresso-style, deeply concentrated Merlot, boasting a core of rich currant, coffee, black cherry and anise. Firms up on the finish, where a touch of bay leaf adds complexity to the flavor profile. 4,137 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 Merlot (a blend of 64% Napa and 36% Sonoma fruit) exhibits copious quantities of toasty new oak in the bouquet in addition to deep, chewy, blackberry and cherry aromas. There is excellent richness, medium to full body, adequate acidity, and a forward appeal. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Wine is past it's prime and has begun to turn.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: jbmitchell
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

  • 238 bottles owned
  • 60 collectors