Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Aromas of toasty oak and sandalwood are clean, spicy and herbal, with dried berry and cherry fruit that shows hints of fresh flowers and tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, turning elegant on the finish.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines black fruits, licorice, violet, wild herbs and graphite. Densely packed and juicy, with nicely integrated acidity and lively spice and floral notes giving verve to the mid-palate. Here, too, the percentage of new oak is down from past vintages. This firmly built wine finishes with ripe tannins and lingering sweetness. I like this style.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89Pride Mountain has always done well with Bordeaux varietals and the 2008 Cabernet Franc is another beauty. The most elegant red in this portfolio, it offers up aromas of blue fruits intermixed with raspberries, tobacco leaf and violets. Medium-bodied and stylish with sweet tannin and a long finish, it comes from the Sonoma side of the vineyards. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 92Author: Frank K
Self | Rating: 92Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2010-2018Author: flwine
Self | Rating: 89very good with nice bright fruit and excellent finish. 89Author: Tracy D
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
- 174 bottles owned
- 36 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 36 collectors)