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Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2003

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ORIGIN: This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The 2003 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested in the first two weeks of October, pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 29-42 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old heavily-toasted French oak barrels for 15-17 months. The wine was bottled in April 2005. TASTING NOTES: Sweet and smoky on the nose, the 2003 vintage pairs tempting aromas of black cherry, cassis, unsweetened chocolate and vanilla with hints of cedar. The silky, expansive palate evokes a medley of ripe blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors, woven with brooding notes of smoke and tobacco. Supple tannins highlight a long, full finish, accented by a range of dried currant, white pepper, vanilla and cream. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more. This vintage produced 3,013 cases in addition to 1.5L, 3.0L, and 6.0L formats.

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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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Snooth User: Nikolai
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02/18/2008

My favorite from the Stags Leap District.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Intense and concentrated yet supple with ripe currant plum and blackberry fruit that s well-centered. Finishes with a burst of ripe fruit and firm gritty tannins. Drink now through 2012. 3 013 cases made. JL Wine Spectator.



ORIGIN: This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The 2003 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested in the first two weeks of October, pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 29-42 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and aged in 85% new and 15% one-year-old heavily-toasted French oak barrels for 15-17 months. The wine was bottled in April 2005. TASTING NOTES: Sweet and smoky on the nose, the 2003 vintage pairs tempting aromas of black cherry, cassis, unsweetened chocolate and vanilla with hints of cedar. The silky, expansive palate evokes a medley of ripe blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors, woven with brooding notes of smoke and tobacco. Supple tannins highlight a long, full finish, accented by a range of dried currant, white pepper, vanilla and cream. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more. This vintage produced 3,013 cases in addition to 1.5L, 3.0L, and 6.0L formats.

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