Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 120779
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Does wine really get this dark purple!? Extremely concentrated, spicy grapey and as dense as ink, the ripeness of this Syrah makes it look like blackberry pancake syrup. Massive extract tattoos the tongue with red cherry and blackberry flavors and fine tannins that linger in the finish. Neutral oak was favored for aging this 100% varietal mountain-grown Syrah.

Critical Acclaim

"Bob Foley continues to demonstrate a sure hand with Syrah grown in their Sonoma vineyard’s gravelly/quartz soils. The medium to full-bodied 2003 Syrah offers fresh acidity (thanks to the high mountain elevation) as well as abundant blackberry and floral characteristics."
90 Points

"Dark red-ruby. Expressive, nuanced nose combines blueberry pie, bacon fat, mocha, creamed corn and roasted meat. Then tightly wound and penetrating, with firm-edged acids keeping the rather powerful dark berry and mint flavors under wraps today. Finishes with a very firm tannin/acid spine that calls for at least a year or two of patience.
Rating: 90+"
90 Points

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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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