2005 Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma/Napa Reserve 750ml

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2005 Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma/Napa Reserve
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($85; includes 4% petit verdot) Good full medium ruby. Crushed black fruits, licorice, sandalwood, tobacco and cocoa powder on the nose. Sweet and silky but juicy, with dark fruit and exotic spice flavors offering lovely inner-mouth aromatic character. This has a distinctly briary mountain berry aspect. The longest of these offerings, with ripe acidity and rather powerful tannins giving it a big structure.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 93+

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) is more backward, but promising. It exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as notes of lead pencil shavings, toasty oak, charcoal, sweet roasted herbs, and background wood. Rich, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, it will benefit from 1-3 years of bottle age, and should last for 15+.

Drink Dates: 2009-2024
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 96

Rich and complex, brimming with dense, opulent yet elegant layers of mocha, black cherry, blackberry and wild berry fruit that's pure, focused, deep and persistent, ending with mouthcoating flavors and ripe, fleshy tannins.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: James Laube


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Score: 95
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/17/2014
Score: 91
Author: Yamadori
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/19/2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma/Napa Reserve:

2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)

About This Producer


Riding the crest of the Mayacamas Mountain Range at an elevation of 2,100 feet, Pride Mountain Vineyards' 200+ acre property is bisected by the Napa/Sonoma county line. The family owned winery has been making some of Spring Mountain's best wines since 1990. Winemaker Bob Foley employs the laborious technique of picking, vinifying, and barrel-aging each of 80 vineyard blocks separately, resulting in the most ideal ripeness levels and blend quality. This integration of vineyard practices and winemaking art is done purposefully. The goal is wines that are bold and fruitful, and that speak of their mountain lineage. Considered by Robert Parker to belong in "the top echelon of California's quality wineries," wines from Pride's gravelly mountaintop vineyards are consistently highly rated and are a staple component of any classic Napa collector's cellar.

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