Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006
The 2006 vintage produced some of the most expressive, unctuous wines ever from our Spring Mountain estate, and the Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. Grapes from individual vineyard blocks ranging from 0.25 to three acres in size were meticulously hand picked, and were then fermented in stainless steel vats and aged separately for 18 months in French oak. The final blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot conveys delectable flavors of cassis, dark cherry, coffee and black tea layered upon a textural palate. After a barrage of up-front fruit, the inky liquid lolls on the mid-palate before finally exploding into a hefty, minutes-long finish. Pushing the limits of concentration as far as possible without sacrificing balance, this is the pure expression of mountain fruit – a wine that needs no justification.
This was one of three 2006 Napa cabs we opened for my 30th birthday. The other bottles were Sequoia Grove Rutherford Bench Reserve and Larkmead Solari Reserve. All of the bottles decanted for three hours before serving. The Pride Mountain was very dark purple in color and oozing with ripe and jammy black berry notes. On the mid palate there is also plenty of oak, vanilla, dried fruit and tobacco. This is an extremely rich wine and was by far the most fruit forward jammy bottle of the night. It was not as structured as the other two bottles but was well received as 2 of our five tasters preferred this bottle over the other two.
Very nice cab!!! Opened up nicely after decanting for 3 hours. Interesting notes of violet and dark fruits. Very long finish with just a touch of astringency on the finish because it is young.
Should drink nicely for up to a decade.
I love the notes of blackberry in this wine and I think it has a well balanced oak quality to it. It pairs perfectly with meats, especially beef. However, it is also great on its own! This cab is really one of my favorites!
Solid cab with steak. Sparks steakhouse.
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Crushed cassis, licorice and minerals on the nose. Pure, primary black fruit and mineral flavors framed and enlivened by surprisingly juicy acidity.
Big, full, lush, with the perfect kiss of oak. A wine for the ages. Pride Mountain Winery is located at an elevation of 2100 feet on the crest of the Mayacama Mountain Range. With a warm southern exposure and cool evening breezes, the Cabernet has balanced acidity, and smooth, sweet tannins on the finish.
Web Only 2007 - Barrel Tasting: Firm and tannic, with earth, herb, dried sage and dried currant flavors that keep the dry, tannic profile through the finish. Rustic but concentrated. Score range: 89-91 JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1500ml
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select 750ml
Smooth and fleshy, showing rich currant, earth, anise and plum notes. Full-bodied, deep and persistent, with ripe, supple tannins. Drink now through 2017. 624 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select 750ml
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5248 cases produced.
Aged in French Oak.