Hello to all those who Imbibe,
We’ve got Pride at Imbibe and we’re not afraid to say it! Pride Mountain wines, that is. Be sure to stop in for some of the best wines coming out of Napa and Sonoma.
2007 Pride Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $65.00 The Pride Mountain Estate is split by the Sonoma/Napa County line and the Cabernet grapes have found a wonderful home way up on the slope about 2000 feet off of the valley floor. This puts the vines well above the cooling blanket of Sonoma fog allowing the vines to enjoy sunshine from morning until dusk. The altitude lends itself to keeping things a bit cooler which leads the finished wine to maintain a crisp acidity while achieving fully ripe fruit flavors. The nose expresses gorgeous flavors of cassis, black raspberry compote, cocoa and blueberry. The mouth is firm yet round, with intense flavors that evolve in the glass and balance the wine’s structure. Less than a case left in stock, and don’t know if we’ll be getting more of this vintage. Don’t wait!
2007 Pride Mountain Merlot $55.00 Now here is a Merlot to get excited about! The wine opens with a big, perfumed nose featuring red raspberry, plum preserves, black and maraschino cherries and brown sugar. The palate is soft, luscious and silky, with intense flavors that coat the mouth. The structure is typical of mountaintop Merlot with firm tannins that have been ripened to the point of being round rather than aggressive. A very well built Merlot that leaves the taste buds longing for a second sip!
2007 Pride Mountain Chardonnay $36.99 Two vineyards in Carneros provide the crisp, aromatic raw materials for this bright and fruit-driven wine. Only 30% of the wine is fermented in new French oak barrels, with the remainder fermented in one to four year old French barrels. Malo-lactic fermentation is arrested at 30% completion in order to preserve the wine’s natural acidity and balance. After gentle pressing and fermenting in barrel, the wines were aged on the lees for nine months before blending and bottling. The final cuvee expresses wonderful aromatic complexity as well as a rounded, textured mouth.
2007 Pride Mountain Viognier $39.99 Rich in mouth-feel, yet balanced by bright acidity, this 100% Viognier presents fresh flavors of white-stone fruits and enticing aromas of citrus blossom and gardenias. To maintain focus on the articulate mountain-grown Viognier fruit, no new oak is used. Forty percent of the cuvee is fermented and aged in stainless steel, which promotes crispness, while the remainder is fermented and aged in 8-year-old neutral oak barrels, which promotes rich oily texture. A delicious spiciness lolls on the tongue in the long and lingering finish.
And don’t miss our upcoming event in the next couple of weeks…
MEET & GREET – Richard Tiedemann of Flora Springs
Join us on Thursday, March 18th between 5 – 8 p.m. as we welcome Richard Tiedemann of Flora Springs Wines.
Richard will be pouring all the new 2007 vineyard designated cabernets from Flora Springs.
We at Imbibe agree with Mr. Parker that these 2007’s are the finest we’ve tasted in years
from Flora Springs. These wines are very limited and will be offered at special prices on the
night of the tasting. Taste all six wines for $20 and receive a credit of $5/bottle on your first four bottles.
- 2007 Flora Springs Trilogy
- 2007 Flora Springs Holy Smoke Cabernet
- 2007 Flora Springs Out of Sight Cabernet
- 2007 Flora Springs Wild Boar Cabernet
- 2007 Flora Springs St. Helena Rennie Reserve
- 2007 Flora Springs Rutherford Hillside Reserve
Can’t wait to see you all here…
- David, Tami and the Imbibe gang