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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2006
Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2006
(search item no. 121668)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 growing season was a long, temperate one that culminated in some of the longest hang times in our history. Harvested in mid-November, our redolent Lower Mountain Top Merlot block (the perennial contributor to our Vintner Select Merlot as well) forms the backbone of this cuvee, comprising 67% of the blend. The balance of the blend is sourced from our Rock Arch, Carolyn's and Rim Rock blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the structure to balance the opulent Merlot. The effusive nose reveals ripe black plum, morello cherries and blueberries layered upon spice tones of nutmeg, cocoa and roasted coffee beans. On the palate, the concentrated dark fruit of the attack leads into a sumptuous mid-palate and finishes with very ripe tannins that provide a lingering velvety structure.
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About Pride Mountain Vineyards:

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.