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Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2009

Member Review by Nicki Gig:

red juicy fruit combined with blackberries, big, bold, red and dark currants and chocolate milk components, huge and amazing. Eating it with steak would make it that much better

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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-siz... 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 Reserve

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/01/2010

red juicy fruit combined with blackberries, big, bold, red and dark currants and chocolate milk components, huge and amazing. Eating it with steak would make it that much better


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/29/2009

Big, but also sliky smooth. Very impressive. Beautiful tannins with notes of crushed violets. Every thing is perfectly integrated.


Snooth User: Napa12
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/28/2010

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).


Snooth User: Jesse Janz
7398470
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/03/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 02/25/2009

Dark & brooding. The nose opened with some damp forest floor of pine needles and moss. Intense dark fruits of super black cherry, black currant and blackberry, with a deft touch of pomegranate. The palate revealed an amazing intertwined medley of those black fruits with some black & white malted in the mix, leaning heavier toward the chocolate. Wow. The tannins seemed to be resolving nicely although I sensed some chewiness still present. There is too much happening in this wine to put in words. Its somewhat typical Foley and yet I can see the appeal to a wider audience including Foley dissers. The mouth feel was very silky and smooth, but you can't ignore the power hiding under the surface of this iceberg. As others have stated: this is an exotic cabernet with TONS of structure and finesse. No rush on these. A super long minute plus finish and Bobs your uncle.... really.


Snooth User: Jesse Janz
7398470
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/03/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

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Vintage: 2007 06/03/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/20/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/22/2010

The utterly profound 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals abundant notes of licorice, creme de cassis, unsmoked high class cigar tobacco, and toasty oak. Full-bodied with fabulous depth, richness, and texture as well as a multilayered mouthfeel, s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml


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Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

This is the densest, most tannic of Prideandrsquo;s new releases, obviously meant for the cellar. You could drink it now, because itandrsquo;s so lush, but the tightness suggests that the winemaker doesnandrsquo;t want you to. Buried under the astringency are masses of cassis, dark chocolate, sweet fresh herbs and smoky oak. Better after 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot) is more backward, but promising. It exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as notes of lead pencil shavings, toasty oak, charcoal, sweet roasted herbs, and background wood. Rich, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, it will benefit from 1andndash;3 years of bottle age, and should last for 15+.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

A phenomenal wine, with seductive spice, mocha and chocolaty oak aromas and ripe, rich, plush currant and blackberry fruit that's deeply concentrated, revealing extra layers of complexity and depth and finishing with a potent burst of ripe flavors. No denying its tannic strength, but this wine packs a wallop of fruit as well. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

Essential to Prideandrsquo;s success is the 83-acre vineyard that straddles both Napa and Sonoma counties at the crest of the Mayacamas Mountain range. At about a 2,000-foot elevation, the grapes grow with plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures than on the valley floor. Carolyn Pride oversees the new winemaking team, led by winemaker Sally Johnson and associate winemaker Romel Rivera, and continues the Pride style of ripe, opulent and showy wines.


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