2014 Sangiovese

The first red wine to be released from each vintage, our Sangiovese always gives an exciting preview of what lies ahead. Though the 2013 vintage is one that won’t soon be forgotten, 2014 has its own unique charms. All of our 2014 reds, including this lovely offering, present waves of succulent fruit and possess an expressiveness and density that comes from reaching the absolute peak of ripeness. Wild cherry, aniseed, Middle Eastern spice and violets make this wine both exotic and familiar. The 2014 Sangiovese is big on mid-palate and big on deliciousness!

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Appellation: 83% Sonoma/ 17% Napa
Vintage: 2014
Harvest: October 2014
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 83% Sangiovese
17% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottling: December 2015
Production: 216 (500 ml bottles) cases
Release Date: March 2016
Release Price: $60.00


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  • Wine Advocate: October 2016 - Rating: 92

    Pride has always made one of the finest wines from Sangiovese, but they don’t make a whole lot of it and only bottle it in 500 ml formats. It is fermented in stainless steel but aged 12 months in 40% new French oak. There are 216 cases of the delicious 2014 Sangiovese, which exhibits the classic spicy cherries, new saddle leather, licorice, dusty, loamy soil notes and touch of tobacco leaf in a medium to fullbodied, dense purple-colored format. It doesn’t cut a huge swath across the palate, but its fruit is intense, pure and provocative. Drink it over the next 4-6 years. The $60.00 price is for 500 ml.
    - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (October, 2016)

  • Wine Enthusiast: February 2018 - Rating: 93

    A lovely wine, this is soft and layered with complex notions of raisin cake, cranberry and dried cherry. Soft and supple in texture, it has a lasting grip of leather and coffee. Full bodied, it holds its ripeness well, showing complexity and balance.