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Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc Sonoma County 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

As Thom Elkjer of Wine & Spirits Magazine said of our 1999 Cab Franc, “If more Cab Franc tasted like this, Merlot would be in trouble.” While long known to Francophiles as an essential element in Bordeaux blends, we have been delighted with the sub-following that our estate grown Cabernet Franc has developed as a varietal wine among our mailing list customers. The perennial sweetheart among our spring wines, it is hands down our Cab Franc that breaks the most hearts when it sells out. One of the last vineyards to ripen in 2000, this vintage has once again given us true reward for our patience. In the glass, a rush of summer-ripe blackberry and blueberry aromas assault your nose (think berry picking on a hot summer day when you were a kid) graced with a sliver of tea-like nuance and toasty oak. On the palate, a mouthful of fruit as big as all outdoors follows through, harmoniously balanced with a bit of tobacco and resolved with gentle finishing tannins. Rich and lush, this wine is accessible enough to be enjoyed as a young wine or savored after several years of ageing.

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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

External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc Sonoma County

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...Floral aromas of black cherry, violet, dark chocolate, minerals and tar. Sweet and soft on entry, then flavorful in the middle palate, with moderate texture and weight... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Franc wine from California in USA. 2000 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 750ml



As Thom Elkjer of Wine & Spirits Magazine said of our 1999 Cab Franc, “If more Cab Franc tasted like this, Merlot would be in trouble.” While long known to Francophiles as an essential element in Bordeaux blends, we have been delighted with the sub-following that our estate grown Cabernet Franc has developed as a varietal wine among our mailing list customers. The perennial sweetheart among our spring wines, it is hands down our Cab Franc that breaks the most hearts when it sells out. One of the last vineyards to ripen in 2000, this vintage has once again given us true reward for our patience. In the glass, a rush of summer-ripe blackberry and blueberry aromas assault your nose (think berry picking on a hot summer day when you were a kid) graced with a sliver of tea-like nuance and toasty oak. On the palate, a mouthful of fruit as big as all outdoors follows through, harmoniously balanced with a bit of tobacco and resolved with gentle finishing tannins. Rich and lush, this wine is accessible enough to be enjoyed as a young wine or savored after several years of ageing.

1130 cases produced.

Aged in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1%

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