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2000 Pride Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 56922-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($110) Good medium ruby. Rather reticent, brooding nose hints at black cherry, blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and new oak; suggestions of almost port-like superripeness. Lush, sweet and fat, with intriguing mineral and tar notes; showing more mid-palate density than the reserve claret but this is also less open and juicy today. Finishes with substantial, broad, oak-driven tannins that slightly shorten the wine's fruit today, but this has very good thrust and length. This actually got more than 100% new oak, according to Foley: the wine began with a sojourn in new barrels, then after the various components were allowed to marry in neutral barrels the wine was returned to another set of new barrels.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Sleek and elegant, with pretty scents of blackberry and sandlewood, turning elegant and polished. Well-structured, with firm, integrated tannins and a long, complex finish. 900 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Consumed at CI Pasadena. I was underwhelmed by this Pride. Smelled of sweet dark fruits, somewhat closed but improved in the glass. Tasted very similar to a $30 Howell Mountain I usually buy, which is a terrible QPR considering Pride is $100+. Tastes good but not complex and definitely not worth the money.
    Author: johnswu
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Melted licorice, lead pencil, asian spice, currant, and black fruits. Mouth-coating, slightly sweet tannins. Almost bordeaux-like in style.
    Author: Maxcontinuous
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.

See other similar producers:Von Strasser Winery,Altamura Vineyards & Winery,Ramey Wine Cellars

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 565 bottles owned
  • 137 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 137 collectors)