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2017 Pride Mountain Syrah

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Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

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Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

3 available
Bid *
Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...powerful, hulking wine endowed with tremendous richness and pure power. Raspberry jam, mint, rose petal and lavender all run through the 2017...Syrah has turned out very nicely - that much is evident.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...classic blackberries (and hints of blueberry) fruits as well as peppery herbs, violets, and hints of lavender and game. The palate doesn’t lose a beat either and is medium to full-bodied, has a wonderful seamlessness, silky tannins, and a great finish...loads of character.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.