Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc Sonoma County 2002
Here’s pie in your eye – boysenberry pie, to be exact! People frequently ask us what our favorite wine is, and although we usually get away with saying that having to choose our favorite Pride wine is like having to pick your favorite child, I (Bob Foley) must say that of all of our Cabernet Francs, this vintage is my favorite. Given the longest hang-time of all of our 2002 grapes, this final blend of 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot is an incredible expression of ripeness seamlessly married with French oak. Without even a hint of greenness, this is Cabernet Franc as it was intended to be.
I was lucky enough to start with a barrel-tasting of this wine on a visit to the winery. It blew me away then and continues to do so now. WS wasn't too optimistic about its longevity when they rated it in 2005, but I think it is drinking as well now as it was then and it seems that it will for at least the next 3-5 years.
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc Sonoma County
Fresh, sweet aromas of blueberry, camphor and green tea. Juicy and penetrating, with strong acidity to balance the very ripe fruit. Complicating note of tobacco. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and excellent length. Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Franc wine from California in USA. 2002 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 1500ml