Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2004
I'm new to Pride Mountain and have become an instant fan. I attended a vertical Cab Reserve tasting covering 1999 to 2004, with a couple of eclectic other Cabs to add interest. Blind tasting can be embarrassing. When you encounter someone who treats the hobby with a little snobishness or arrogance, lure them into tasting blind. We knew that there was a Parker-rated 99 in the group, and you like to pick it out for your credibility. I didn't think the wine I picked as the 2001 was my favorite. It is still in the crib, but it, indeed, was the 01. I think it needs another 10 years, maybe 20. It is a Big Wine. I picked the 2004 second, thinking it was the 02, or 03. Great red wines can have some subtle differences. It didn't have the ink-black color of the 01, but then none of the other wines did either. It is much more accessible, now, than the others, although I think it'll improve for a decade or more. They all will. What I like about the 04 was a wonderful nose that screamed, "delicious fruit," and a taste, that went on and on, to match. I didn't need food, although this would go beautifully with the usual bold red-wine fare, I could have sat there and sipped this bottle all by myself, basking in the rare, perfect fruit. Robert Foley nailed this one, as far as I'm concerned. I'll be looking for deals of this wine (around $100, I guess).
External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve
Bright ruby-red. Expressive nose offers black cherry, black raspberry, coffee, smoked meat and minerals. Essentially silky in texture but juicy and youthfully tight, with terrific purity of dark fruit and mineral flavor. This impressively intense win... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml