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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 94674)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The 2005 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 5%Merlot.

Bursting with ripe red and black cherry and berry fruit, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. Touches of smoke, brown sugar, clove and dark fruit hint at the complexity that proper aging will bring. The palate lives up to the promise of the nose with loads of sweet cassis, black cherry and berry flavors. Well-integrated tannins are firm but silky, balancing the weight of the rich fruit perfectly for a velvety, full-bodied wine that drinks beautifully now and can be kept 10 - 12 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.