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Forefront By Pine Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

External Review by We Speak Wine:

THE FLAVOR PROFILE:This wine presents an effusive bouquet of ripe blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry aromas, backed by hints of vanilla bean, subtle mint leaf and cinnamon stick. The palate is lush, opening with flavors fo blackberry pie and cherry fruit and backed by fine tannins and hints of toasted caramel, sweet cream and ground clove on the supple finish. - WineryTHE WINEThe fruit for this wine was sourced from three different and distinctive appellations. The lush mouthfeel and bright characters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Lake County elegantly balance the vibrance of Sonoma County Cabernet and the dark berry fruit and deep complexity of the Napa Valley Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals.THE WINEMAKING:The fruit for this blend was harvested from late September through early November, then meticulously sorted and and sent to temperature- controlled tanks for fermentation. Pump-overs were performed two to three times daily to extract the intense flavors, and the finished wine was aged in 50% new French oak for five months prior to bottling.Blend:88% Cabernet Sauvignon7% Syrah3% Malbec2% Cabernet Franc1% Merlot1% Petit Verdot

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Pine Ridge Vineyard:
With meticulous attention to detail and a knowledge developed over 30 years of continuity, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces hand-crafted Chardonnays and Bordeaux blends that showcase 225 acres of estate vineyards across the Napa Valley. Poised and balanced, these finely-crafted wines reflect a distinctly classic style, serving as an elegant complement to food today or aging gracefully into th... Read more
With meticulous attention to detail and a knowledge developed over 30 years of continuity, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces hand-crafted Chardonnays and Bordeaux blends that showcase 225 acres of estate vineyards across the Napa Valley. Poised and balanced, these finely-crafted wines reflect a distinctly classic style, serving as an elegant complement to food today or aging gracefully into the future. Visit us in the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap district to taste our award-winning wines, schedule a tour of our Cabernet caves or a food and wine pairing seminar, or have us host your next business event. Read less

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External Reviews for Forefront By Pine Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

THE FLAVOR PROFILE:This wine presents an effusive bouquet of ripe blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry aromas, backed by hints of vanilla bean, subtle mint leaf and cinnamon stick. The palate is lush, opening with flavors fo blackberry pie and cherry fruit and backed by fine tannins and hints of toasted caramel, sweet cream and ground clove on the supple finish. - WineryTHE WINEThe fruit for this wine was sourced from three different and distinctive appellations. The lush mouthfeel and bright characters of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Lake County elegantly balance the vibrance of Sonoma County Cabernet and the dark berry fruit and deep complexity of the Napa Valley Cabernet and other Bordeaux varietals.THE WINEMAKING:The fruit for this blend was harvested from late September through early November, then meticulously sorted and and sent to temperature- controlled tanks for fermentation. Pump-overs were performed two to three times daily to extract the intense flavors, and the finished wine was aged in 50% new French oak for five months prior to bottling.Blend:88% Cabernet Sauvignon7% Syrah3% Malbec2% Cabernet Franc1% Merlot1% Petit Verdot



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