Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Pride Mountain Vineyards was founded in 1991 by Jim and Carolyn Pride on a site once known as Summit Winery. Jim Pride died in 2004, but the Pride children, Steve Pride and Suzanne Pride Bryan, now own and run the winery. The property consists of 235 acres, 183 of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier and Chardonnay.

Purple in color. 14.5% ABV. 69% Napa County and 31% Sonoma County. Fantastic nose of black fruits, leather, graphite and anise. Full bodied, concentrated and still somewhat tannic. Blackberries, blueberries, tobacco and cocoa on the palate. There is just slight herbaceous  note on a very long finish. Lots of sediment. This wine is aging beautifully. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 92 points.

Current vintages of Pride can be found at retail and via the mailing list. The Cabernet Sauvignon should run around $70. Pride is also a great stop on your next visit to Napa Valley.

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