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Pride Mountain Napa Valley Reserve Claret 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

This year’s Reserve Claret showcases all of the power, concentration and exuberance from what has proven to be a classic and highly ageable vintage. With flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, blueberry, tar, cassis, and a subtle truffle note, this is a wine that is truly greater than the sum of its parts – and its parts are pretty awesome in their own right. The main grape sources for the 2012 Claret remain our Lower Mountain Top vineyard block for the merlot portion, and our Rock Arch block for the cabernet sauvignon.

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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-siz... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

This year’s Reserve Claret showcases all of the power, concentration and exuberance from what has proven to be a classic and highly ageable vintage. With flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, blueberry, tar, cassis, and a subtle truffle note, this is a wine that is truly greater than the sum of its parts – and its parts are pretty awesome in their own right. The main grape sources for the 2012 Claret remain our Lower Mountain Top vineyard block for the merlot portion, and our Rock Arch block for the cabernet sauvignon.

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