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Pride Mountain Vineyards Sangiovese Sonoma County 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Across the board, we find our 2008 reds to be stunning and expressive in the lush style reminiscent of 2002. While the 2007 wines are concentrated, structured and age-worthy as in 2001, the 2008’s are all about immediate gratification, with ripe, integrated tannins, a roundness in the mid-palate that is sure to seduce, and aromas that are simply off-the-charts. A severe April freeze drastically reduced crop levels, but perfect growing conditions allowed the light crop to reach intense levels of ripeness. Our Sangiovese has gorgeous flavors of dried berry, chocolate-covered cherry, graphite and sasparilla. Texturally, Sangiovese’s typical lean profile and ripe tannins are fleshed out by 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-siz... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

Across the board, we find our 2008 reds to be stunning and expressive in the lush style reminiscent of 2002. While the 2007 wines are concentrated, structured and age-worthy as in 2001, the 2008’s are all about immediate gratification, with ripe, integrated tannins, a roundness in the mid-palate that is sure to seduce, and aromas that are simply off-the-charts. A severe April freeze drastically reduced crop levels, but perfect growing conditions allowed the light crop to reach intense levels of ripeness. Our Sangiovese has gorgeous flavors of dried berry, chocolate-covered cherry, graphite and sasparilla. Texturally, Sangiovese’s typical lean profile and ripe tannins are fleshed out by 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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170 cases (500 ml) produced.

Aged in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15%

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