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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 121837)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This full-bodied Cabernet is marked by heady aromas of sweet blackberry syrup, unsweetened cocoa, pomegranate, black cherry, tobacco and cedar, in addition to slight violet and toffee notes. A firm, concentrated entry segues to flavors of black and blue fruits, baked blackberry/cherry all tinged with a hint of toastiness. The silken finish is notable for its creamy and spicy characteristics and great length
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About Pine Ridge:

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 Ridge carry a sense of this place and its history. Continuity, balance and meticulous craftsmanship are inherent in the wines and deeply embedded in the winery's heritage. Each vintage reflects the distinct characteristics of the appellation and a focused commitment to refinement that reaches across the years, from the founding of the winery to today.