Pine Ridge Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Aromas of milk chocolate, toast, vanilla, bright cherry, boysenberry and a hint of white pepper are revealed on the nose of this medium to full bodied wine. The flavors echo the bouquet, with additional notes of spicy tobacco and cranberry. The wine boasts a silky, supple entry, velvety tannins and a
long finish accented by expansive flavors of milk chocolate, pie cherry, boysenberry, cocoa powder, cedar and
"An impressive display of rich, ripe, loamy currant and pretty, toasty oak. Hints of tobacco, cedar, cigar box and sage fold in to give it a complex range of flavors. The finish firms up with chewy tannins, but overall, it's deftly balanced and delicious."
"This dynamic cabernet has the cool reach of cherries and berries in the forest, contrasting rich tannins in a complexity that brings hen-of-the-woods mushrooms to mind. The flavors seem to grow right out of the soil, as does the velvet feel of the wine, building momentum like an accelerating train."
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In 1978 , a remarkable vineyard took shape alongside a deep pine
forest that climbs the western hillside of Napa Valley"s storied
Stags Leap District. Today, nestled in a small valley along the
Silverado Trail, the carefully maintained and terraced slopes
of Pine Ridge Vineyards blend gracefully with the natural rise
and fall of the land. Year after year, the wines of Pine...
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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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