2002 Pride Mountain - Syrah 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Dark side of the moon in color, ultrarich and concentrated, with layers of currant, blackberry, wild berry, boysenberry and pretty, toasty vanilla bean laced oak, ending with a strong, rich aftertaste and ripe, integrated tannins. 308 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: James Laube

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($52) Good full ruby. Superripe aromas of mocha, gunflint, minerals and roasted game. Sweet on entry, then aromatic and minerally, with vinous, lively flavors of dark fruits, dark chocolate and spices. Not thick but intensely flavored and juicy. Finishes long and slightly saline. A step up from the 2001 bottling, which showed more of a late-harvest character.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The 2002 Syrah displays Bob Foley's ability to adapt to different varietals and winemaking styles. This wine has an opaque purple color and a big nose of charcoal, blackberry liqueur, and toasty oak with a hint of espresso. The wine is opulent, voluptuously textured, and creamy styled, with that plush texture of 2002 well-displayed. Acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol are all nicely disguised by the wine's wealth of fruit and glycerin. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Readers who love the Bob Foley style of wines, and there seem to be many who do, should also know that he produces wines under his own name, and is also the winemaker for Switchback Ridge and Hourglass, two other up-and-coming estates.

Drink Dates: 2005-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 157

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Kjartan
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/03/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2015

Average rating: 91, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

221 bottles owned by 132 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.

See other similar producers: Von Strasser Winery, Altamura Vineyards & Winery, Ramey Wine Cellars

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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