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. Our aim is to make big red wines on the black-fruit side of the ripeness spectrum that nonetheless maintain balance, nuance, and complexity. We want our wines to be approachable in their youth, yet to age beneficially for ten to fifteen years. How best to achieve these goals is something we continue to experiment with in small lot trials.
At each step of the winemaking process, from when to harvest, to how hard to press out each lot, to how the blends are put together, we let our senses be our guide. We rethink the strategy every vintage, shun recipes, and refrain from historical bias. This not only fills each wine with unique character, but fills our own lives with renewed vigor and enthusiasm each vintage.
Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2012
"Exuberant" is the word that springs to mind when the cork on this wine is pulled. Swirling aromas of plum, raspberry, strawberry, sandalwood and cocoa powder immediately make their mark, followed by a palate bursting with fruit, and a full, round texture that balances density against liveliness through just the ... more
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Super-concentrated nose of blackberry, kirsch, moist tobacco, subtle incense and sandalwood really light up the senses. The 2013 equally delivers on the palate, with density, persistence, structure and superb concentration of flavor. This is a prodigious wine, one of the best cabernet sauvignons I can recall us making. The stuffing ... more
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