2009 Pride Mountain - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa/Sonoma 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

(blended with 11% merlot and 4% petit verdot): Bright, medium ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines blueberry, blackberry, tar, espresso and mint. High-toned and intense in the mouth, with the minty blueberry character and harmonious acidity giving the wine an enticing juicy quality. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and the structure to age well. I'd hold this for at least two or three years before pulling the cork.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/18/2014
Drink Dates: 2012-2024
Beautiful nose of chocolate tobacco and raspberry. Finish of raspberry and chocolate. Smooth with big tannnins. Medium finish

Rating: 91
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/09/2014

Rating: 89
Author: TCL
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/19/2012
Drink Dates: 2012+

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

216 bottles owned by 53 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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