2001 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 99
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
A potentially perfect wine which is in bottle after having spent 30 or so months in a combination of old and new oak...The 2001 Reserve Claret which is a 450-case blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet... A potentially perfect wine which is in bottle after having spent 30 or so months in a combination of old and new oak...The 2001 Reserve Claret which is a 450-case blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon is a spectacular wine offering up a dense purple color and a nose of lead pencil shavings blackberries creme de cassis chocolate and espresso roast. The wine is full-bodied opulent layered with tremendous purity and persistence on the palate. It is a stunning example of mountain viticulture that can be drunk now although it is still an adolescent in its evolutionary development and will age for 15-20 years.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2004
Knockout nose combines roasted black raspberry cassis espresso and bitter chocolate. Sweet fat and deep with extravagantly rich seamless flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not as sweet as the Mountaintop merlot but... Knockout nose combines roasted black raspberry cassis espresso and bitter chocolate. Sweet fat and deep with extravagantly rich seamless flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Not as sweet as the Mountaintop merlot but even larger-scaled. The finish shows more obvious cabernet tannins and considerable sweet oak but has more than enough powerful palate-staining fruit. As a potential purchase this is a no-brainer for collectors who can find and afford it.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, September 2004
A serious and exciting Merlot blend that delivers the goods with rich concentrated layers of currant blackberry mocha and wild berry this sharply focused intensely flavored wine shows off lots of complexity depth and... A serious and exciting Merlot blend that delivers the goods with rich concentrated layers of currant blackberry mocha and wild berry this sharply focused intensely flavored wine shows off lots of complexity depth and length a mix of power and finesse
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2001