2005 Pride Mountain - Syrah 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 91-93

The soft, supple, velvety-textured 2005 Syrah reveals notes of blackberries, bacon fat, camphor, pepper, and black olives. This fruit forward beauty is ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($57) Bright medium ruby. Knockout Cote-Rotie-like nose offers raspberry, brown spices, white pepper and smoked meat. The seamless palate boasts terrific intensity of dark berry, pepper and spice flavors and wonderfully suave tannins. A wine of exhilarating fruit and cut-an outstanding mountaintop syrah.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

Distinct for its wide range of flavors, with a mix of earthy mineral, pebble, leather and beefy, peppery berry notes. The earthiness provides a nice baseline, adding herb, sage and mineral notes. 656 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005-2005
Author: James Laube

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: MondovinoVA
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/19/2014

Rating: 91
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Good stuff, settled in and not an oak beast like I was expecting. Excellent fruit, concentrated and pure this can go easily another 5-8 years as it has mellowed some in the tannin dept. Spice, meat, pepper, currant, great acidity. Nicely done.

Rating: 90
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/18/2012

Rating: 90
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/16/2012

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

534 bottles owned by 296 collectors.

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About This Producer

Riding the crest of the Mayacamas Mountain Range at an elevation of 2,100 feet, Pride Mountain Vineyards' 200+ acre property is bisected by the Napa/Sonoma county line. The family owned winery has been making some of Spring Mountain's best wines since 1990. Winemaker Bob Foley employs the laborious technique of picking, vinifying, and barrel-aging each of 80 vineyard blocks separately, resulting in the most ideal ripeness levels and blend quality. This integration of vineyard practices and winemaking art is done purposefully. The goal is wines that are bold and fruitful, and that speak of their mountain lineage. Considered by Robert Parker to belong in "the top echelon of California's quality wineries," wines from Pride's gravelly mountaintop vineyards are consistently highly rated and are a staple component of any classic Napa collector's cellar.

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Wine Varietal: Syrah

While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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