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We manage our wines vine by vine," says Pride Mountain proprietor Jim Pride. This integration of vineyard practices and winemaking art is done purposefully. The goal is wines that are bold and fruitful, and that speak of their mountain lineage.
Rich and sturdy, deep and dark, Pride Mountain Merlot offers aromas reminiscent of blackberry, currant and sweet clove. Traces of Cabernet Sauvignon are included in the blend to add complexity and complete the tannin spectrum.
Cabernet enjoys the rocky volcanic soils which darken the wine's color and contribute the wine's characteristic cassis and chocolate flavors. 100% varietal, these wines are enjoyable in their youth and will age beautifully for decades.
Sun exposure on the ripening fruit brings out this varietal's characteristic blueberry and green tea flavors, which are complemented by French oak. Cabernet Sauvignon is also blended for structure, flavor, and complexity.
Pride Mountain Vineyards' Viognier shows seductive aromas of fresh peaches and apricots, citrus blossoms and jasmine. With proper sun exposure and high elevation, these vineyards produce a wine that balances acidity and fruit.
Barrel fermentation, full malo-lactic fermentation and sur lie aging contribute character to this ripe, rich Pride Mountain Chardonnay. Flavors of butterscotch and toasty oak fill the palate and linger on the finish.
The richest vineyard blocks are barrel aged for an additional six months, bottled in extremely small quantities. These 100% varietals are then bottle aged for eight months prior to release. This wine is produced in extremely limited quantities and is made available only to our most loyal consumers.
Again, the richest lots of Pride Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Pride Mountain Merlot are blended and given six months additional barrel aging. The Claret is also blended with traces of Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot for complexity and texture. Release follows eight months of bottle aging. This wine is produced in extremely limited quantities and is made available only to our most loyal consumers.