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2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley
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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.

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2009 Pride Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

Producer: Pride Mountain Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(from fruit in Carneros, the only Pride wine from "off the property"):  Full yellow.  Exotic aromas of yellow plum, tropical fruits and orange blossom.  Then quite dry in the mouth, with surprising acidity to frame the citrus, spice, lichee and butter flavors.  Reminded me a bit of viognier.  Only 30% of this wine went through malolactic fermentation.  Fresher and fruitier than the 2007 version.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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