Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

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Making their debut in 2003, our youngest Cabernet Sauvignon vines (located on the Sonoma portion of our mountaintop p...

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2003 Pride Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa/SonomaDeep color. This wine seems like a hollow shell. Decent fruit, albeit a bit cloying. Sh... Read more

Phenomenal wine, with seductive spicy mocha and chocolaty oak aromas and ripe, rich, plush currant and blackberry flavors that are deeply concentra... Read more

(Barrel tasting) One can only hope this is as delicious after it's bottled. Dark, rich and plush, with gobs of enticing flavors, serving up a mix o... Read more

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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3.00 5
02/25/2009

2003 Pride Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa/SonomaDeep color. This wine seems like a hollow shell. Decent fruit, albeit a bit cloying. Short finish. Disappointing. This is not what I signed on for, and I may drop off since price is approaching $70 mark..


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Phenomenal wine, with seductive spicy mocha and chocolaty oak aromas and ripe, rich, plush currant and blackberry flavors that are deeply concentrated; reveals extra layers of complexity and depth and finishes with a potent burst of ripe flavors. No denying its tannic strength, but this wine packs a wallop of fruit as well. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

(Barrel tasting) One can only hope this is as delicious after it's bottled. Dark, rich and plush, with gobs of enticing flavors, serving up a mix of chocolate-covered currant, mocha, white chocolate, wild berry and pretty toasty oak. Remarkably elegant and complex, with a long finish.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A polished, seductive style, offering rich black cherry and blackberry fruit that's ripe and well-defined, with an overlay of smoky, toasty oak, folding together nicely on the finish. For all its richness and complexity, this is a graceful wine that's already fun to drink. Drink now through 2011.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon (5,000 cases made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a supple, flamboyant, and more accessible version of the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a classic nose of tobacco leaf, black currant, licorice, and smoke, the wine is medium to full-bodied, has a supple texture, an attractive textural mouthfeel in addition to a plush, heady finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep, smoky nose combines currant, graphite, tobacco and leather, plus greener notes of currant leaf and green olive. Quite backward and firmly structured, with flavors of currant, tobacco leaf, mineral, coffee and herbs. Finishes with a light dusting of tannins. The only one of these Pride 2002s that struck me as a bit green and dry in the sense of traditional Bordeaux. But this is also quite closed and minerally. I'd give it five or six years of additional cellaring.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

There are 3,000 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's inky/purple color is followed by scents of pure creme de cassis intertwined with licorice, smoke, and cigar tobacco. Sweet tannin forms a backdrop for a wine of admirable texture, intensity, and purity. A tremendous experience to smell and taste, it should be at its peak between 2006-2020.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark-colored, with rich mocha, exotic spice, blackberry, cedar, black cherry and currant aromas, it slowly builds intensity and depth and reveals a tight core of deeply concentrated flavors supported by firm, rich tannins. Best from 2005 through 2012.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Making their debut in 2003, our youngest Cabernet Sauvignon vines (located on the Sonoma portion of our mountaintop property) make a stunning contribution to the first Pride Cabernet bearing a label that indicates our estate’s unique position straddling the county line. (If you haven’t been here to stand on the crush pad with one foot in each county, it makes a great photo op!) Differing from the Pride Cab you know and love only in labeling, the bright cherry and clove aromas in this elegantly muscular wine indicate a thoroughly rich and ripe Cabernet. Cassis and currant flavors envelope the palate, framed by a full and even tannin spectrum. Enjoyable in its youth as all of the Pride wines are, ample acidity and brightness of fruit guarantee the long-term aging potential of this beautiful wine.

Making their debut in 2003, our youngest Cabernet Sauvignon vines (located on the Sonoma portion of our mountaintop property) make a stunning contribution to the first Pride Cabernet bearing a label that indicates our estate’s unique position straddling the county line. (If you haven’t been here to stand on the crush pad with one foot in each county, it makes a great photo op!) Differing from the Pride Cab you know and love only in labeling, the bright cherry and clove aromas in this elegantly muscular wine indicate a thoroughly rich and ripe Cabernet. Cassis and currant flavors envelope the palate, framed by a full and even tannin spectrum. Enjoyable in its youth as all of the Pride wines are, ample acidity and brightness of fruit guarantee the long-term aging potential of this beautiful wine.

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4210 cases produced.

Aged in French Oak.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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