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2016 Pride Mountain Viognier

ITEM 8071939 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Shriketh 2 $30 $60
2 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8071939 2 $30 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...offers lovely varietal character in its apricot, peach and lightly honeyed notes. A hint of reduction adds character without overpowering the wine.

92Wine Enthusiast

Viscous and floral, it's deliciously balanced, with well-defined layers of apricot, white pepper, honey and vanilla wafer.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful and has a crisp, lively style that doesn’t skimp on fruit. White peach, buttered citrus, flowers, and tangerine notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, beautifully textured white...

91The Wine Advocate

Opening with expressive ripe pear, melon and allspice notes with hints of honeysuckle and lemon blossom...fills the medium to full-bodied mouth with pure, ripe apple and pear flavors and a pleasantly oily texture, finishing with plenty of spice and appealing freshness.

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

White Wine, Viognier

This is a full-bodied white variety has plenty of natural aromatics such as peach and violets. It’s a low yielding fruit, so it is grown for its taste over its economics. Viognier is considered an ancient grape and an early favorite of the Roman emperors.