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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Pine Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 121851)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 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:

The 2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon flaunts a classic nose of sweet, ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit, deepened by hints of bittersweet chocolate, mineral, fresh herbs and spice. The flavors on the palate emphasize these characteristics, adding nuances of preserved cherry and vanilla. Youthful tannins are firm but smooth, prolonging the juicy fruit flavors throughout a long and dramatic finish.
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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.