Pride Mountain Vineyards

Summit Select
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 6


Pride Mountain Vineyards

Summit Select

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Selected from two of our best blocks in the Carolyn’s and Rock Arch vineyards, situated at 2,100 feet
  • These blocks produce the flagship wine from our estate, expressing dark fruit, black tea and chocolate flavors
  • This vintage will forever stand out as a representation of the unflagging dedication of our winemaking team
  • Your wine is dense and powerful with smooth well-rounded tannins and tremendous aging potential

With aromas of blue and black fruit, black tea, winter spice and cassis, this wine is round and unctuous while still displaying the intense tannins and minutes-long finish that are synonymous with our mountain estate. This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignonis from two of our best vineyard blocks. Fifty-eight percent of the blend is sourced from our Carolyn’s Vineyard, a Clone 337 parcel that consistently produces a ripe, opulent wine due to its western exposure and well-drained, metavolcanic Goulding soil. The balance of the blend derives from the rocky upper rows of our Rock Arch Vineyard, a block that produces our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon each year. These are the oldest vines on the Pride Mountain estate, dating back to 1982, and provide an inky, blue-black wine with massive tannins and remarkable complexity of aromas and flavors.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

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