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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.
94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Good medium ruby. Cool, brooding aromas of cassis, licorice, leather, flowers, dusty brown spices and graphite minerality. Dense and thick on entry, then wonderfully precise and animated in the middle; manages to be brooding and powerful yet also seamless and light on its feet. A real essence of mountain berry flavor saturates the palate, with savory, almost peppery acidity carrying the fruit on the very long, vibrant back end. This should gain in complexity with bottle aging. (The superb 2009 bottling, which I again rated 94 points in March, is a plusher and sweeter wine that offers great immediate appeal. But this 2010 should outclass it in the long run.)