Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah 2006

Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah 2006

SKU C0247


Each year, our Syrah pushes the definition of concentration to new limits, and 2006 continues the tradition. Planted in sandy, quartz-rich soil to limit their potential for vigor, our Syrah vines ripened blue-black grapes replete with spice and berry. The élévage was strictly in neutral French oak barrels to enhance the expressive fruit character of the wine. With blueberry, jasmine, butcher board and anise on the nose, the wine reveals waves of complexity. Dense and utterly bursting with lush berry fruit, the deeply textured palate delivers on the promise of the wine's heady aromatics. Truly, this is a wine that is all about richness and mid-palate: acidity is present yet balanced, providing a counterpoint to the wine's heft, while ripe tannins provide length without dryness.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateTwo limited production offerings include the 2006 Syrah, a 600-case red offering floral and blackberry scents, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a long, lush mouthfeel. It will provide pleasure over the next 4-5 years.

Robert Parker, December 21, 2008
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastSo soft and sweet in fruity, chocolaty richness, it's almost like a Port, without the fortification, although the alcohol is a high 15.5%. The tastes are of melted chocolate and cherry pie filling, spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

July 1, 2009