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2017 Pride Mountain Cabernet Franc

ITEM 8007770 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8033045 2 $61 Dec 19, 2021
I7997402 3 $65 Nov 14, 2021
I7959801 3 $63 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...happy Morello cherries, baked raspberries, boysenberries and warm plums notes plus suggestions of pencil lead, red roses, black tea and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, it reveals wonderfully youthful, crunchy red and black fruits with a firm backbone of finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

93Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful cassis, mulberry, and black cherry fruits as well as classic Cabernet Franc floral, forest floor, and dark chocolate notes. With medium to full body, a beautiful sense of elegance, fine tannins, and just all-around fabulous balance.

PRODUCER

Pride Mountain

Pride Mountain Vineyards was founded in 1991 by Jim and Carolyn Pride on a site once known as Summit Winery. Both Jim and Carolyn were native Californians from long-time farming families, so it wasn’t too big a leap for Jim to scale back his dentistry career to start making wine in the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley. Jim Pride died in 2004, but the Pride children, Steve Pride and Suzanne Pride Bryan, now own and run the winery, which is considered one of the notable stars of the Napa Valley. Carolyn Pride also remains active at the winery. The property consists of 235 acres, 183 of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier and Chardonnay. The Pride Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Reserve Claret are especially renowned, earning high marks from reviewers and collectors. About 18,000 cases are produced annually.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Franc

This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.