Pride Mountain Vineyards Sangiovese 2006

$35.00

SKU C0244

750ml

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Our most limited production wine again lives up to its reputation as a rare example of California Sangiovese that is luscious rather than lean. The four rows of vines planted in our Sonoma County Mountain Top and Callie's Vineyard blocks produce grapes ripened to a dark ruby color by plenty of sun exposure and merciless crop thinning. By blending in no more than 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, we add texture without overpowering our Sangiovese's characteristic flavor profile. Rum raisin, truffle and creosote notes are followed by bright raspberry and cherry, resulting in a wine that is continually evolving in the glass. The 500 ml bottles are filled, corked and labeled entirely by hand to create a wine that is a unique and well-kept secret.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThere are approximately 500 cases of the brilliant 2006 Sangiovese, which includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. One of the finest Sangiovese-based wines made in northern California, it reveals notes of strawberry jam, cedar, new saddle leather, and roasted herbs. The complex aromatics are accompanied by a medium-bodied wine with sweet, pure fruit and plenty of character. Consume it over the next 2-3 years.

Robert Parker, December 2008
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastIs this the most expensive Sangiovese in California? Maybe. It's pretty good and definitely rich, even if it has little varietal character. Could be almost any ripe, opulent red wine, with its oak-infused flavors of crushed ripe cherry pulp, chocolate, currants and pepper.

Steve Heimoff, July 1, 2009
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorSupple and soft, with smoky sage and plum aromas and spicy but modest flavors. Drink now.

Tim Fish, 2009