ITEM 33863

2005 Pride Mountain Vineyards Claret Reserve Napa Valley

$219.98

In stock

5

Wine Rating:

98WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

This winery, sitting high atop Spring Mountain traversing both the Napa and Sonoma counties, has offered their two top cuvées in 2005 for this retrospective. The 2005 Proprietary Red Reserve Claret, sourced from both Napa and Sonoma, is a blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers a moonless, black-of-night color and notes of black truffle and burning embers, whiffs of charcoal, blackberry and cassis, and touches of chocolate and coffee. This stunningly complex, opulent, full-bodied wine seems to have approached its peak of maturity, where it should easily rest for another decade or more. With perfect concentration and a skyscraper-like palate feel with no heaviness, this wine (14.8% natural alcohol) is simply compelling in all senses. It is a fabulous effort and a great tribute to Napa/Sonoma viticulture. Drink it over the next decade.

Review Date: 6/1/15