Pride Mountain Vineyards

Summit Select
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 83
Vintage

2014

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Summit Select

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the two vineyard blocks that provide the backbone of our Reserve Cabernet
  • Mountain-grown grapes from our estate vineyards, sloping due south at an elevation of 2,100 feet
  • Aged in French oak for 20 months, the wine will have additional bottle aging prior to release
  • This wine possesses incredible levels of flavor concentration, density and lingering structure

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Premiere Napa Valley wine is made from the two richest components of Pride Mountain’s 2014 Reserve and Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignons. Fruit from the 35-year-old Rock Arch Vineyard, the oldest block on their estate, contributes an inky, concentrated wine bursting with complex flavor and possessing superb rounded structure. Fruit from Carolyn’s Vineyard contributes layers of ripe fruit, floral nuances and an appealing mouthfeel. All of the grapes are mountain grown on south-facing slopes at an elevation of 2,100 feet. Aging in French oak barrels for 20 months brings this wine home most delectably.


Sally Johnson

Winemaker, Pride Mountain Vineyards

Winemaker, Sally Johnson

I obtained a Master's Degree in winemaking at UC Davis and then began my career at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma County, where I spent eight years. I took a brief hiatus to work at St. Hallett Winery in South Australia's Barossa Valley and also produced my own brand, Lalys Cellars, for three years. In the spring of 2007, I joined the team at Pride Mountain Vineyards and am thrilled to be producing wines from our unique and phenomenal estate.

Country born: United States

Education: University of Michigan, BS in French Literature and Biology
Six months' study in Paris and Brittany, France
Two months study in Tunisia
University of California at Davis, MS in Winemaking
Society of Wine Educators Scholarship
Wine Spectator Scholarship
Internship at St Hallett Winery in Australia
Trained with winemakers Bob Foley, Tom Mackey, Stuart Blackwell and Matt Gant; vineyard consultants Paul Skinner and Zach Berkowitz

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is to let the quality and character of our estate vineyards speak for themselves. Much of the winemaking is done in the vineyard, so careful monitoring of our 85 acres of vineyards is critical, and I am passionate about micromanaging our vineyards to achieve the highest potential from each vine. I make picking decisions based solely on flavor and the grape's physiological ripeness. I employ both traditional and modern winemaking techniques to achieve the roundness and concentration that make our big mountain wines both balanced and nuanced. The final step is the blending, which has a huge impact on the final character of my wines. Each of our 42 vineyard blocks is fermented and aged separately, so that my options for blending our thirteen wines are essentially limitless.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005
7137220181

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