Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 106176)

PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A dense ruby hue hints at the extracting of this young, intense wine. Rich aromas of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry syrup are followed by hints of toasted pecan, cocoa and crème de cassis. The palate is well-structured with firm tannins enveloped by flavors of dark berry and cherry fruit, cigar box, milk chocolate and cinnamon spice. Decant for 30 minutes to allow this youthful wine, comprised of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, to open up and show at its best.

This wine is a flavor bomb so pair it with the similarily concentrated flavors of wild game and classic sauces, long-simmered boeuf bourguignon and roasted leg of lamb. Age will certainly tame the exuberance of this wine but will make up for it with added complexity. In five to eight years, pour it alongside simply prepared meats and aged cheeses.

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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.