Pine Ridge makes great wine, plain and simple. Smooth, sophisticated, a hint of clay. $54 is a bit pricey, but on sale at $39.99 it's a bargain.
So I conducted a tasting competition between this wine and the Columbia Crest 2008 Reserve Cab. Both are excellent cabs, but I found their similarities to be somewhat disconcerting. Both were heavy with vanilla. My spouse tasted this blindly and she said, Yes, a California cab without much enthusiasm. Which cab was better? For me it was a depressing tie!! Could it be that California and even Washington Cab are going the way of the now unoriginal Cali Chardonnays?