Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc Sonoma County 2009
88% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark penetrating nose of sweet plums and blueberries, moist tobacco and spring acacia flowers. A rich, full, comforting mouthfeel of pure silky pleasure. One wants to hold this luxurious wine in one's mouth forever. The flavors evolve from creamy plum flan to more complex hints of tobacco, cedar and incense. Alcohol 14.6%. 1,119 cases produced.
Very nice and expressive nose with cherry liqueur, flowers, and chocolate. Chocolate laced cherry, raspberry, and some sweet soil in the mouth. Coats the mouth very well, medium + bodied, can pass for silky tannins, as they show some activity but they're well resolved and it's absolutely ready to drink. Fruit dominated palate, balanced with decent acidity that pierces through the palate pretty well, and showing some earth notes. Medium finish. 91 points 61% Napa County, 39% Sonoma County - 88% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc