2003 Reserve Claret
“Big, beefy, rich flavors and superb intensity,” said Robert Parker, referring to the 2003 Reserve Claret. Loaded with rich, ripe cherries, cassis, chocolate and espresso character, this outstanding and much sought after Merlot-based blend (2/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon), is proof that fine wine connoisseurs know not to take advice on what to drink from the movies!Back to Full Wine List
|Blend:||67% Merlot, 33% Cab. Sauv.|
|Release Date:||April 02, 2006|
- October 29, 2007 The Wine Enthusiast, March 2007, Pg 2007
If you’re lucky enough to try this with Pride’s Reserve Cab, which is 100% varietal, you’ll find this one fleshier and meatier. Based on Merlot, it shows a voluptuous fatness, a chocolate-covered cherry candy immediacy, that makes it drinkable now. At the same time, it has big, dusty, mouth-coating tannins. Drink now, with decanting, or cellar for 10 years.
- October 29, 2007 The WineAdvocate, Dec. 26, 2006, Issue 168, Pg. 30
The 2003 Reserve Claret (83% from Sonoma and 17% from Napa) is a blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon. A gorgeous effort, it boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as a stunning perfume of mocha, espresso roast, chocolate, black cherries, berries, and spice box. A fabulous texture, multidimensional mouthfeel, and excellent purity result in a full, complete wine that coats the palate and finishes with no hard edges. Enjoy it over the next 10 to 15 years.
- October 29, 2007 The Wine Spectator Insider, July 12, 2006, Pg. 4
A classy effort, rich and polished, focused and complex, it serves up tiers of ripe currant, mineral, black cherry and plum flavors that fan out evenly on the palate, gaining richness and depth on the finish. Lots of finesse, grace and elegance. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2013