Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2000

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Price: $129.00
Item No. 100678
  • ST92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP93
  • WE93
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Winemaker's Notes

The Grande Dame of the Pride wines, this elegant Reserve Claret is like velvet in your mouth. Complimented by the Cabernet Sauvignon's firmness, structure and rich tones of black fruit, our mountaintop Merlot provides a lush and juicy mid-palate as the Petit Verdot adds elements of wild violets and lengthens the finish with beautiful natural acidity. Spicy aromas of anise and clove dance with the wine's ripe blackberry and currant character. Intertwined with cedar, chocolate and espresso beans, these flavors harmonize while a remarkable richness coats the palate and lingers in a long and delightful finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Roughly two-thirds merlot and one-third cabernet sauvignon, with a touch of petit verdot) Bright, full ruby. Sweetly oaky aromas of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and lead pencil. Sweet, suave and deep, with mouthfilling, deeply oaky dark berry and lead pencil flavors nicely framed by juicy acidity. Finishes with impressively fine tannins for the vintage, and strong fruit flavors of blackberry and currant. This is the "brother" of winemaker Bob Foley's eponymously labeled blend; at present, this is the more seductive wine, while Foley's shows a firmer tannic structure."
92 Points

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Learn About Pride Mountain Vineyards Map ItMap It

Pride Mountain Vineyards is situated on the Summit Ranch, one of Napa Valley's oldest grape producers atop Spring Mountain. With over 120 years of viticulture documented there, Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased Summit Ranch and their first vintage premiered in 1991. Today, Pride Mountain Vineyards produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Viognier and limited bottlings of Syrah and Sangiovese.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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