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Date Printed: 4/28/2015
Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89799)
collectible wine

PRICE ON 4/28/2015: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This distinctive Bordeaux style blend is complemented by the "Rutherford Dust" characteristics of this historic Napa Valley appellation. The style is created to broaden and finetune the palate as well as extend the finish. Pine Ridge's Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since the winery's inception in 1978, reflects the attention to detail afforded its entire portfolio of fine wines. The 2004 vintage is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Heady sweet aromas of cherry and dried cranberry emerge on the nose, backed by dark cocoa, slight bay leaf and waves of ripe berries and cream. Soft and full upon entry, the 2004 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon offers luscious flavors of cherry, cocoa and briar, with well-integrated tannins and a spicy 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.