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About Pride Mountain Vineyards
Nestled above the Spring Mountain fog, on the Napa-Sonoma county line, Pride Mountain Vineyard sits on a former 340-acre agricultural Summit Ranch. In 1989, when Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased the spread they planned on growing grapes to sell, but soon caught the bug and built a winery.
93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
(15%; includes 4% petit verdot; the 68% Sonoma County portion is mostly from a 1980 planting at the top of the hill): Bright, full red. Wonderfully expressive nose combines cassis, black cherry, crushed mint leaf, tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, wild herbs and a whiff of tar. Huge but utterly seamless, with compelling fat and sweetness to the flavors of cassis, tar, chocolate and meat. No shortage of lift. This broad-shouldered, very ripe wine finishes with substantial chalky tannins and superb persistence. Reminded me of some of the head-spinning fruit bombs made here in the past by Bob Foley.