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2013 Pride Mountain Viognier

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage

ITEM 8239610 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8259782 1 $25 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

The phenolics and structure typical of Spring Mountain comes through loud and clear. Hints of jasmine, mint and lychee open up in the glass, but the wine's weight is impossible to miss. This is a gorgeous wine full of personality.

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.