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2001 Pride Mountain Claret Napa Valley Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 56924-2001-750

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Total:
$199.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($115) Deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines roasted black raspberry, cassis, espresso and bitter chocolate. Sweet, fat and deep, with extravagantly rich, seamless flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not as sweet as the Mountaintop merlot but even larger-scaled. The finish shows more obvious cabernet tannins and considerable sweet oak, but has more than enough powerful, palate-staining fruit. As a potential purchase, this is a no-brainer for collectors who can find and afford it.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A serious and exciting Merlot blend that delivers the goods, with rich, concentrated layers of currant, blackberry, mocha and wild berry, this sharply focused, intensely flavored wine shows off lots of complexity, depth and length, a mix of power and finesse. 400 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Blackish ruby. Very ripe, borderline bretty. But lovely ripeness and mellowness on the palate. Extremely flattering. No awkward dryness but a bit too ripe. Lacks definition. Blind guess: valley. Revealed location: mountain.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2001 Reserve Claret (an intriguing blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) is a massive mountain wine possessing both power and elegance. Its dense saturated ruby/purple color is followed by youthful aromas of creme de cassis, new saddle leather, toasty oak, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Extremely young, vigorous, full-bodied and multidimensional, this is a layered, supple textured wine with enormous fruit and richness as well as a tremendously long finish. One of the most impressive high elevation wines made in northern California, it is capable of lasting another 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Behruz Nassre
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Darkly colored with laser like aromas of chocolate and sweet dark plum flavors. Excellent length with well integrated tannins finishing with sweet espresso.
    Author: Daniel B
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

  • 451 bottles owned
  • 137 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 137 collectors)