Pride Mountain Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Reserve Claret 1997
The warm and early ripening season of 1997 brought us mountain claret varieties with unbelievable extraction and depth. The Merlot lots were no sooner pressed off when the Cabernets were harvested and fermented. In a vintage with such overall intensity of character, the most highly extracted wines, which were selected for the Reserves, were beyond belief. The Reserve Claret is essentially 2/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon, but a trace of Petit Verdot spiced the blend and lengthened the finish. These are wines for lovers of structure!
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Reserve Claret
(aging in about 60% new oak, up from 50% previously; this is the first vintage crushed and made at the estate) Full medium ruby. Rich yet cool aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense and rich, with sharply delineated flavor... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1997 - Pride Mountain Claret Reserve - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Merlot blend - 750 ml.
Full dark ruby. Sappy, bright aromas of blackberry, cassis and violet. Powerfully structured, dense and tightly wrapped. The new oak component contributes to the wine's impressive tannic clout. Still, this wine's superb intensity and persistence sugg... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 750ml
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466 cases produced.
Aged in French Oak.