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2017 Pride Mountain Viognier

ITEM 8316041 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Shriketh 6 $30 $180
6 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8316041 6 $30 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

91The Wine Advocate

...scents of honey drizzled apricots, poached pears, star anise, wilted roses and preserved orange peel with a waft of jasmine. Full-bodied with a sensuously oily texture and laden with stone fruit and perfumed layers, it has a zippy line of freshness and a long aniseed laced finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...rocking perfume of ripe Meyer lemons, tangerines, flowers, and honeysuckle...medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and has real Viognier character.

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.