2008 Pride Mountain - Sonoma and Napa Claret Reserve 750ml

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WS 94   WA 93+   IWC 93   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

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

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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
Issue: 198

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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: Issue 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: Dougobrick
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/22/2015

Rating: 88
Author: Tracy D
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/24/2015

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

78 bottles owned by 21 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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