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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93452)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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 fine tune the palate as well as extend the finish. Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since the inception of Pine Ridge in 1978, reflects the attention to detail afforded their entire portfolio of fine wines. The 2005 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Pine Ridge's estate vineyards.

A nose of briar, blackberry and blueberry is marked by mixed aromas of coffee, tobacco and vanilla. Elegant in structure and balance, this medium to full-bodied Cabernet is teeming with cherry, blackberry and tobacco flavors, with firm, cloaking tannins giving way to an extended finish of berries and toast. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for ten years.

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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.