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Pietra Santa Cabernet Sauvignon Cienega Valley Signature Collection 2003

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Our Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon has a bouquet of subtle plums and pomegranates and tastes of black cherries and blueberries with hints of chocolate. It displays soft tannins and an elegant and velvety finish.

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Pietra Santa Winery:
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allo... Read more
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate’s location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines. The winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE, in honor of these exceptional soils. In 2005, the property was purchased by the Blackburns, a family dedicated to preserving and building upon this magnificent winemaking history. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Pietra Santa Cabernet Sauvignon Cienega Valley Signature Collection

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
3.50 5
03/23/2009

Sweetly oaky on the nose with lots of dried ginger, clove and vanilla notes that accent the slightly jammy blackberry fruit. there are hints of green herbs floating in the background but overall this has a very ripe, pie filling character to it. In the mouth this is big and lush yet well balanced. It is powerful but there is almost an airiness here that belies the depth. There is no over extracted feel just power. There is great acidity here that keeps the wine zesty yet the tannins are really soft and hidden in the fruit that takes on a cherry Dr. pepper quality on the finish. 87pts with room for improvement.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
4.50 5
03/23/2009

hot on the nose but also intense with a bit of fudginess, sandy, soil, mineral tones, a bit of an herbal and black olive background, with a fresh, unsweetened yet jammy quality about the fruit which leans towards cranberry and black cherry , tobacco- very fresh in the mouth, bright and very well balanced with plenty of tannin but all well draped by dark spiced berry fruit, a touch of granite, tobacco, leafy greens, iron rich spinach, nopales, and mint, nicely complex and yet just an attractive touch of astringency/austerity prevents this from being too much, charcoal on the back end, spicy, mineral, and almost icy cool mint on the moderately long finish with notes of candy apple and maybe green melon rind, lots of wine here. 92pts

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Our Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon has a bouquet of subtle plums and pomegranates and tastes of black cherries and blueberries with hints of chocolate. It displays soft tannins and an elegant and velvety finish.

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