International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($66) Good ruby-red. Nuanced nose combines currant, blueberry, blackberry and graphite with hints of olive and tobacco. Sweet and penetrating; shows the best fruit intensity of these basic 2007 varietal bottlings. Currant, licorice and mineral flavors are complemented by spicy oak (nearly 60% new) and supported by a firm tannic spine. This, too, needs time. Even the youngest blocks are now 8 to 12 years old, notes winemaker Johnson, |so we're getting better-balanced wines now.|Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Atypically tight and tannic for this wine, with firm tannins wrapped around a core of herb-laced cedar, dried currant, sage and mineral. Needs time.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92Made of equal parts Sonoma and Napa fruit, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a full-bodied richness along with deep, concentrated flavors (chocolate, creme de cassis, espresso and spicy toast). This dense, impressively endowed effort should drink beautifully for a decade.Author: Robert Parker
Anonymous | Rating: 94Author: Cyd
Self | Rating: 88Author: BoxsterVino
Self | Rating: 91Author: Southbound Union
Self | Rating: 92Author: Dbluband
Self | Rating: 92Author: Hal1
Self | Rating: 93Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating: 96Author: corvette
Self | Rating: 92Drink Dates: 2015-2022Author: dozman3
Self | Rating: 90$66, 5847 cases. 82% Cab, 12% Merlot, 6% PV. Good amount of fruit on nose and some nice spice notes. A bit lean on palate but good fruit level and soft tannin. Medium length finish. Gets better with a bit of time to open up.Author: WineRyan
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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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 , , , and 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. and 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
- 705 bottles owned
- 139 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 139 collectors)