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Pride Mountain Vineyards Sangiovese Sonoma County 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Tucked into the Lower Mountain Top vineyard block of Merlot, our two token vine-rows of Sangiovese yield only a barrel each of this hand-crafted, super-Tuscan blend. Unusually dark, even for a Pride wine, the mountain growing conditions seem to have concentrated all that is red in this 2000 vintage. Fifteen months aging in neutral barrels directed the focus of the wine to its fruit and its extreme ripeness comes through in a powerful aroma of mixed berry preserves. Rich, sweet, blackberry flavors coat the entire mouth and are followed by a huge mid-palate, pleasingly soft chewy tannins and a great finish emphasizing the wine’s balance and natural acidity. Packaged in handsome 500 ml bottles to stretch those two prized barrels as far as we can, the uncommon dynamics of our mountain-grown Sangiovese will intrigue even the most sophisticated enthusiast with what can be done with this variety.

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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

Tucked into the Lower Mountain Top vineyard block of Merlot, our two token vine-rows of Sangiovese yield only a barrel each of this hand-crafted, super-Tuscan blend. Unusually dark, even for a Pride wine, the mountain growing conditions seem to have concentrated all that is red in this 2000 vintage. Fifteen months aging in neutral barrels directed the focus of the wine to its fruit and its extreme ripeness comes through in a powerful aroma of mixed berry preserves. Rich, sweet, blackberry flavors coat the entire mouth and are followed by a huge mid-palate, pleasingly soft chewy tannins and a great finish emphasizing the wine’s balance and natural acidity. Packaged in handsome 500 ml bottles to stretch those two prized barrels as far as we can, the uncommon dynamics of our mountain-grown Sangiovese will intrigue even the most sophisticated enthusiast with what can be done with this variety.

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100 cases (500 ml bottles) produced.

Aged in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1%

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