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Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1997

Winemaker's Notes:

There are often vintages on Spring Mountain that require hang-time well into the month of November for the late ripening Cabernet grapes to achieve their optimal development. However, in the 1997 season we enjoyed an early bud-break and this brought the ripening season upon us in mid-October. This being a considerably warmer month than November, there wasn’t an unripe Cabernet grape on the entire mountain in ’97. Even the wimpiest lot was a color monster, staining the stainless steel hopper upon contact. This was a fast and furious crush with inspiring wines from the start.

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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

External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

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

...The color is a saturated inky purple. The aromatics consist of lead pencil shavings, minerals, blackberries, cassis, and flowers. Extremely full-bodied, with amazing purity, mouth-coating richness, sweet tannin, and low acidity, it offers profound... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml



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There are often vintages on Spring Mountain that require hang-time well into the month of November for the late ripening Cabernet grapes to achieve their optimal development. However, in the 1997 season we enjoyed an early bud-break and this brought the ripening season upon us in mid-October. This being a considerably warmer month than November, there wasn’t an unripe Cabernet grape on the entire mountain in ’97. Even the wimpiest lot was a color monster, staining the stainless steel hopper upon contact. This was a fast and furious crush with inspiring wines from the start.

454 cases produced.


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