Pride Mountain Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 170 acre estate in the Spring Mountain AVA that is owned by Jim and Carolyn Pride. Bob Foley is the winemaker and uses grapes that are grown high in the Mayacamas Mountains. The property straddles the Napa-Sonoma County border. Before Prohibition, it was known as Summit Ranch, and the ruins of the old winery still stand nearby.
Pride Mountain’s Merlot is full bodied with dark fruit flavors and strong, velvety tannins. It was fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in French oak. 3,390 cases were produced.
The winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon was grown on the properties rockier soils. It is a well balanced wine with nice acidity, tannins, and upfront fruit. 69% of the grapes are from Napa Valley and 31% are from Sonoma County. The Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc is blended with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon for added body. 1,485 cases were produced.
80 acres of hillside vineyards are planted in soils that contain a lot of sand and gravel and are very well drained. The vines have a south facing aspect which is quite rare for Spring Mountain. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, are Viognier are planted.