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2013 Pride Mountain Claret Napa/Sonoma Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 98 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 176862-2013

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  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    A highlight among these current releases, the 2013 Reserve Claret is also one of the most explosive wines in the range. As such, it is likely to require at least a few years of cellaring. Cedar, red stone fruit, smoke and tobacco give the 2013 its distinctly savory personality. There is plenty of depth and intensity in the glass, but the 2013 needs time to shed some of its ferocious mountain tannin.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Close to perfection is the 2013 Reserve Claret, a blend of 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot, aged 22 months in 20% new French oak. There are 450 cases of this big boy (14.8% alcohol). This is a 30-year wine and a spectacular effort, with 14% coming from the Napa side of the property and 86% from the Sonoma County side. Dense opaque purple, with a glorious nose of chocolate, and espresso intermixed with mulberry fruit, blueberry and blackberry, it is fleshy, succulent, full-bodied, opulent and impressively structured. In fact, the 2013 tannic profile is alive in this wine, and thus I suggest 3-5 years of bottle age. Drink it over the following three decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 102 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors