Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 1998
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateThe opaque purple-colored 1998 Reserve Claret (a blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) reveals red and black fruit scents intermixed with vanilla, underbrush, and mocha/coffee. It is long and opulently-textured, with low acidity, fabulous fruit, a succulent, expansive mid-palate, and a blockbuster, long finish. This is compelling stuff! Drink it over the next 12-15 years. The limited production Reserve cuvee (280 cases) is an expression of California winemaking at its most compelling.
Wine SpectatorLayers of ripe, supple currant, coffee, toffee, blackberry, black licorice and toasty oak. Finishes with a complex, tightly focused aftertaste. A delicious blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2006. 242 cases made.