Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2009
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 betterAdd winemaker's notes
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
Big, but also sliky smooth. Very impressive. Beautiful tannins with notes of crushed violets. Every thing is perfectly integrated.
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).
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.
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A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
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
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml
Saturated, medium ruby. High-pitched nose dominated by black cherry and minerals. Then almost shockingly sweet and creamy in the mouth, like an essence of dark mountain berries and bright minerality. Remarkably pure for a wine at this level of density. Finishes with major but sweet tannins that should carry the wine for 15 to 20 years.
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a blend of equal parts Napa and Sonoma fruit) offers abundant quantities of crème de cassis notes, medium to full body, a big, beefy, smoky character intermixed with scorched earth, coffee, and blackberries, and a rich, dense, smooth style. Drink this superb Cabernet over the next 12-15 years.
What a wine. Take one of thoese hugely gooey, famous winemaker Napa Cabs, the kind that melt your palate like butter on toast or chocolate in a microwave, and add firece mountain tannins, and this is what you get. A humungous, dry, important Cab, one that desperately needs cellaring. Ten years should do it; 20 might do better. The spicy blackberry and cherry fruit isn't going anywhere.
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.
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