Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 1998

$75.00

SKU C0237

750ml

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As this rich claret blend begins to open, the aromas offer a profusion of ripe berries and saddle leather. Tannins are soft and chewy while the mid-palate is round and lush, almost sweet, and explosive with flavors of currant and chocolate, which resolve into dark-roasted coffee elements in the super-long finish. Delicious upon release, ten years bottle age will allow this wine to reach its full potential.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • wa93

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.

Robert Parker, June 28, 2002
  • ws90

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.

James Laube, June 30, 2001