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Pride Mountain Reserve Claret Sonoma-Napa Counties 2004

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92 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Deep, dense and highly extracted with layer upon layer of caramel, vanilla and sweet toast overlying its con-siderable currant- and cherry-like fruit, this potent young wine has lots in reserve despite being very showy right now. It is very much a wine for the future and finishes with the kind of grabby Cabernet tannins that will take time to resolve. While we urge at least five years of patience, we can easily see it improving for ten or more. (Nov 2007)

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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-sized winery ... 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

92 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Deep, dense and highly extracted with layer upon layer of caramel, vanilla and sweet toast overlying its con-siderable currant- and cherry-like fruit, this potent young wine has lots in reserve despite being very showy right now. It is very much a wine for the future and finishes with the kind of grabby Cabernet tannins that will take time to resolve. While we urge at least five years of patience, we can easily see it improving for ten or more. (Nov 2007)

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