Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

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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.

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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

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Snooth User: rar8888
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4.50 5
07/23/2012

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.

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  • Snooth User: rar8888
    1580261,280
    4.50 5
    09/29/2009

    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.


    Snooth User: fergie2502
    72551087
    0.00 5
    12/31/2012

    Should drink nicely for up to a decade.


    Snooth User: oenophiliac
    19571834
    5.00 5
    06/10/2009

    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!


    Snooth User: shotime
    111025424
    0.00 5
    06/09/2012

    Solid cab with steak. Sparks steakhouse.


    Snooth User: putty
    721583
    4.00 5
    12/16/2009

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    External Review
    11/19/2009

    A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Premiere Napa Valley 12 Lot 112 Cabernet Sauvignon Summit Ranch 750ml


    External Review
    04/17/2009

    A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select 750ml


    External Review
    05/02/2009

    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


    External Review
    07/28/2010

    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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    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.

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    5248 cases produced.

    Aged in French Oak.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 14.8%

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