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2014 Pride Mountain Sangiovese

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA

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SKU: 78355-2014-500

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$95.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Pride has always made one of the finest wines from Sangiovese, but they don't make a whole lot of it and only bottle it in 500 ml formats. It is fermented in stainless steel but aged 12 months in 40% new French oak. There are 216 cases of the delicious 2014 Sangiovese, which exhibits the classic spicy cherries, new saddle leather, licorice, dusty, loamy soil notes and touch of tobacco leaf in a medium to full-bodied, dense purple-colored format. It doesn't cut a huge swath across the palate, but its fruit is intense, pure and provocative. Drink it over the next 4-6 years. The $60.00 price is for 500 ml.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    Pride's 2014 Sangiovese is a very beautiful wine. The addition of 17% Merlot gives the wine a good level of mid-palate richness and pliancy to balance some of the more natural leanness that is typical of Sangiovese. Sweet red cherry, plum and spice notes are pushed forward. This is a distinctly forward, fruit driven Sangiovese. While it is not especially varietally expressive, Pride's Sangiovese is a delicious wine.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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.

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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 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.

    Sangiovese is Tuscany’s star variety and the primary grape in Italy’s renowned regions of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. It is high in both tannin and acid, producing well-balanced wines with medium body and aromas of red cherry, strawberry, fig, plum, and dried herbs. Sangiovese is late-ripening, and therefore requires the warm climate of Tuscany to grow. Wines from Sangiovese are typically aged for a period of time in oak to soften the tannins and add flavors of spice. With bottle age, the best wines develop meaty and gamey aromas. For the best expression of this variety look to producers Biondi-Santi, Valdicava, and Soldera.

    Sangiovese is also used in “Super-Tuscan” blends alongside other international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These styles originated from experimental winemakers wishing to produce wines that did not fall under local requirements, and have since risen to global prominence. The best of these pioneering estates include Ornellaia, Gaja, and Sassicaia, and are recognized today as some of Italy’s finest wine producers.

    Sangiovese pairs best with local Tuscan cuisine, particularly herb- and tomato-forward dishes including pizza and pasta marinara, as well as rich, roasted meat, cured sausage, and hard cheese.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 19 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors