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Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is brighter, fresher and more vibrant than the 2009. Black cherries, mocha, violets, licorice and graphite all jump from the glass. The 2010 is quite typical of the vintage in its verve, cut, focus and minerality. This is a terrific showing...93+" WA 12/12

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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: mickn
67194263
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/04/2013

Typical Californian big straight cab. Black cherry flavor and dark matured red color.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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: rar8888
1580261,280
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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: fergie2502
    72551087
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 12/31/2012

    Should drink nicely for up to a decade.


    Snooth User: oenophiliac
    19571834
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 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
    Vintage: 2006 06/09/2012

    Solid cab with steak. Sparks steakhouse.


    Snooth User: putty
    721583
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 12/16/2009

    Four glasses


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    External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    External Review
    Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
    10/04/2012

    82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. A caressing texture initially coats the mouth with pure flavors of black cherry that give way to dark berry, subtle cedar, smoke and graphite on a long evolving finish framed by just the right amount of acidity. Perfectly paired with Keens' famous mutton! Pride Website


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

    Bright, medium ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines blueberry, blackberry, tar, espresso and mint. High-toned and intense in the mouth, with the minty blueberry character and harmonious acidity giving the wine an enticing juicy quality. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and the structure to age well. I’d hold this for at least two or three years before pulling the cork.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

    Pure and focused, this understated version succeeds with finesse and detail to its dark berry, red currant, mocha and spicy, loamy earth notes. Ends with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2024.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

    Good full, bright ruby. Precise aromas of blackberry, minerals, menthol, cedar and slate. Supple and suave, with a slightly high-toned quality to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. A real crushed-berry bomb, with good acid cut and supple broad tannins. Steve Pride noted that this wine was more aggressive in the mid-andrsquo;90s; the winery introduced a gentler destemmer with vintage 2008 and is now pressing the fruit more gently. Thereandrsquo;s now less in the way of oak tannins in the finished wines, he added.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Though percentages from the two counties imply a blend, this is, in fact, a wine from one contiguous estate, straddling the border of Napa and Sonoma at the top of Spring Mountain. They grow a structured cabernet with distinctively pure black currant flavor, this rsquo;04 potent with the mineral tannin of those mountain soils. Check on it ten years from the vintage; it should continue to develop beyond that.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Aromas of herb, sage and cedar transfer to the palate, turning firm and tannic, with a strong woody component. Should come around, with hints of dried currant and berry, but this is not up to Pridersquo;s usual suppleness. Decant. Best from 2008 through 2013.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

    Hugely delicious, just a joy to drink. So soft and velvety, so rich in blackberry jam, cassis and chocolate flavors, with the tannins so smooth and round. Really wonderful over the next few years, although softness and high alcohol suggest itandrsquo;s not an ager.


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    "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is brighter, fresher and more vibrant than the 2009. Black cherries, mocha, violets, licorice and graphite all jump from the glass. The 2010 is quite typical of the vintage in its verve, cut, focus and minerality. This is a terrific showing...93+" WA 12/12

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