• Home
  • 2008 Pride Mountain Claret Napa/Sonoma Reserve

2008 Pride Mountain Claret Napa/Sonoma Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
See all wines from Pride Mountain
See other vintages 2003 | 2004 | 2006 | 2007 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014 | 2015 |
In stock|Sold out

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 176862-2008

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$135.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (60% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon): Full ruby-red. High-toned aromas of urgent crushed blackberry, licorice and minerals. At once firm and plush, with excellent energy to the intense mountain berry flavors. Boasts a lovely light touch for such a rich, ripe wine. Finishes with suave, broad tannins and impressive length. Higher-toned than the 2009 version, and probably for enjoying earlier.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Rich and beautifully structured, with vivid aromas of red currant, fresh earth and toasty oak and intense yet still supple flavors of cherry and cedar. Tannins are dense but ripe. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2017
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2008 Reserve Claret emerges from the glass with expressive dark red fruit, licorice, leather and spices, revealing gorgeous length and persistence. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame the fruit beautifully from start to finish. Hints of mocha and sweet spices linger on the close. There is an attractive fleshiness to the Claret that makes the wine approachable and enjoyable even today.
    Drink Dates: 2013 - 2023
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Dougobrick
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

  • 137 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 32 collectors)