2001 Syrah
Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2001
Harvest: October 2001
Fermentation: Open Top Bins
Cooperage: Neutral Oak
Blend: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottling: February 2003
Production: 182 cases
Release Date: May 2003
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  • Wine Spectator: December 31 2003 - January 15 2004 - Rating: 93

    Jet Black, ultrarich and polished, with detailed layers of currant, blackberry, Raspberry jam, exotic spices and new leather scents-it's a mouthful of Syrah any way you cut it. Finishes with a burst of flavor and hints of nutmeg and cedar. Best from 2005 through 2012, 182 cases made.

  • The Wine Advocate: December 23, 2003 - Rating: 91+

    The Syrah program, a relatively new offering from Pride Mountain's young vines planted on rocky soils at a 2000 foot elevation, is beginning to grow in stature as well as production. There are seven barrels (175 cases)of the 2001 Syrah. Inky-purple, with a smoky richness of blackberry jam intermixed with hints of creosote and truffles, this is a big, thick, opulent Syrah fruit bomb that should drink well for 10-12 years, possibly longer.