Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010
"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
Typical Californian big straight cab. Black cherry flavor and dark matured red color.
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
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
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.
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.
Saturated, bright medium ruby. Crushed cassis, licorice and minerals on the nose. Pure, primary black fruit and mineral flavors framed and enlivened by surprisingly juicy acidity. Very firmly built, vibrant wine with the structure to reward aging. Winemaker Bob Foley noted that Pridersquo;s cabernet had better than usual acidity in 2004, and certainly more than in 2003 or 2002; the harvest here lasted into early November. If the 2004 Reserve Claret is better than this, it will be a stunner.
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.
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.
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.
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