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Pine Ridge Fortis 2005

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The 2005 Epitome Cabernet displays a deep hue and opens with fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry and cassis with hints of smoky French oak, tobacco leaf and coffee, adding complexity. Rounded, chewy tannins provide structure to a palate loaded with sweet blackberry, cherry, cedar and vanilla notes that deepen into rich mocha and dark chocolate flavors over the lengthy finish. You may enjoy this wine now or cellar for up to 15 years.

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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: Contrarian01
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5.00 5
04/05/2009

Unbelievable, fruit forward incredible dense finish. I wish I could buy another bottle!!

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  • Snooth User: John Andrews
    361063,418
    3.50 5
    01/25/2009

    Very good cab. Current in the nose with a hint of mocha. Palate has mocha, chocolate and spice.


    Snooth User: John Andrews
    361063,418
    3.50 5
    01/25/2009

    The more I love over my notes the more this wine stands out. There was a little bit of earthy funk on the nose and tobacco. This wine definitely expresses location more than other Napa Cabs. Expensive but a good wine.


    Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    3.50 5
    09/30/2009

    Only available in resturants. Lots ot fruit up front followed by firm tannins and a long finish. Spicier wine with hints of cocoa, currant and cedar.


    Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    3.50 5
    09/30/2009

    Almost a musty smell followed by mellower light fruit notes. Tannins are well rounded with a very long finish. Lots and lots of structure. Needs to be layed down for a few years to mellow the finish.


    Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    4.50 5
    09/30/2009

    Beautiful deep purple. Restrained fruit with very nice tannins and a ridiculously long finish. Maybe a bit hot on the way down but much more elegant than the other pine ridge wines.


    Snooth User: fthead9
    28066369
    4.00 5
    05/30/2010

    Silky chocolate dominates, long subtle tannins make you anxious for your next sip. Outstanding Cab, thank you Cinderella Wine for featuring this one, wish I had stocked up.


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    External Reviews for Pine Ridge Fortis

    External Review
    03/16/2010

    Pine Ridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Stags Leap and all other wine from Pine Ridge Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    01/17/2009

    Past Accolades:2003 Vintage Wine Enthusiast 92 points2002 Vintage Wine Spectator 93 points2001 Vintage Wine Advocate 90 pointsWineTasting NotesInitial aromas of cola, cherry and cigar box segue to hints of chocolate toffee, dried currant and allspice. Firm and silky upon entry, the Oakville Cabernet shines with layered flavors of bright cherry, currant, dried blueberry and milk chocolate. Firm, chewy tannins grip the fruit and reveal a long, persistent finish accented by tobacco, sugar and toffee. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for ten years or more.


    External Review
    11/12/2010

    Small quantities of Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot are included in the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. It reveals more creme de cassis, licorice, and cedar notes, a fuller-bodied, richer mouthfeel, but neither the nuance o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2005 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 750ml


    External Review
    03/27/2010

    This wine is powerful yet supple, with an intricate nose of baked cherry, dried currants and pomegranate fruit accented with hints of oolong tea, toffee and fragrant oak. The palate has a creamy texture that balances the chewy tannins and emphasizes the concentrated fruit flavors. Notes of dark chocolate, creamy coffee and light tobacco are drawn own over the long finish. The effort of double decanting will be well repaid by the depth of the aerated flavors


    External Review
    03/27/2010

    The 2005 Oakville Cabernet is incredibly aromatic, with layers of red cherry, fresh and bakedberries, dark chocolate and spice accented by hints of minerality, vanilla, toffee, wintergreen mint and tobacco. Firmand silky upon entry, the palate is equally intense, with rich, round fl avors of sweet cherry, currant, tobacco andbaking spices. Supple, chewy tannins support a long, persistent fi nish with dark berries, minerality, toasty oak, andtoffee notes. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for ten years or more.


    External Review
    07/01/2010

    Dark creamy red, almost black but ever so slightly translucent. Powerful yet graceful, the nose is extremely expressive and intriguing with fruity and earthy aromas of dried tobacco, spicebox, cherry compote, blueberry and a whiff of vanilla bean. Ri... Cory Gowan. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Pine Ridge Fortis 750ml



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    The 2005 Epitome Cabernet displays a deep hue and opens with fruity aromas of blackberry, cherry and cassis with hints of smoky French oak, tobacco leaf and coffee, adding complexity. Rounded, chewy tannins provide structure to a palate loaded with sweet blackberry, cherry, cedar and vanilla notes that deepen into rich mocha and dark chocolate flavors over the lengthy finish. You may enjoy this wine now or cellar for up to 15 years.

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