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Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1995

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Bring on the big guns! Not a wine for the meek, if this wine doesn’t knock your socks off, they must be glued to your feet. One of the darkest Cabs we’ve ever bottled, it is a wine like this that gets people excited about big, blockbuster, California Cabs. Starting with 95+ points from Robert Parker on the first Pride Reserve Cab in 1994 and followed by 98 points on the 1995, 99 points on the 1996 and 97+ points on the 1997, (still no word on the 1998) this has long been the critics favorite - and if the length of our waiting list is any indication, yours too! A profusion of ripe and spicy black cherry aromas lure you in and then explode in the mouth with a layer of vanilla that fills the middle with amazing richness and viscosity. Don’t make any immediate plans for your mouth after that first taste – the finish will keep your taste buds busy long into the evening. Enjoy this wine in its vibrant youth, or tuck it away – bottle aging will only enhance its graces.

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Pride Mountain Vineyards:
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery ... Read more
People immediately understand why the winery estate was previously named "Summit Ranch." The twisting twenty-minute drive west from St. Helena, or east from Santa Rosa, rewards visitors with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions. Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. The charming and unpretentious tasting room offers guests the opportunity to sample the latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff. County regulations require that visitors hold a prior appointment. Read less

Member Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: steve51864
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0.00 5
04/24/2009

Initial nose of old sour plun gave way to complex dark fruits with bacon nose. Still very impressive and big for a 14 year old wine, its complex flavours of cinnamon and cherry coke hinted at its aging potential. 91 points, tasted on April 22, 2009


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

Opaque black-ruby. Tangy cassis and boysenberry fruit on the nose, with complicating notes of leather, curry powder, cocoa, minerals and shoe polish. Pungent, juicy, dark berry fruit of almost painful intensity and concentration; sharply focused and ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/25/2011

...tightly-knit and dense, with surprisingly high acidity, attractive black currant fruit and minerals, medium body, and moderately high tannin in the tightly-compressed finish... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Opaque black-ruby. Tangy cassis and boysenberry fruit on the nose with complicating notes of leather curry powder cocoa minerals and shoe polish. Pungent juicy dark berry fruit of almost painful intensity and concentration; sharply focused and penetrating. Again I sense a rock-solid mineral spine underneath the sweet fruit. Huge tannins are more than supported by powerful fruit extract. Really explodes and reverberates on the finish. A real fruit bomb. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



Bring on the big guns! Not a wine for the meek, if this wine doesn’t knock your socks off, they must be glued to your feet. One of the darkest Cabs we’ve ever bottled, it is a wine like this that gets people excited about big, blockbuster, California Cabs. Starting with 95+ points from Robert Parker on the first Pride Reserve Cab in 1994 and followed by 98 points on the 1995, 99 points on the 1996 and 97+ points on the 1997, (still no word on the 1998) this has long been the critics favorite - and if the length of our waiting list is any indication, yours too! A profusion of ripe and spicy black cherry aromas lure you in and then explode in the mouth with a layer of vanilla that fills the middle with amazing richness and viscosity. Don’t make any immediate plans for your mouth after that first taste – the finish will keep your taste buds busy long into the evening. Enjoy this wine in its vibrant youth, or tuck it away – bottle aging will only enhance its graces.

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