Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $78.99
Item No. 100503
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1999 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002

A deep ruby-purple hue indicates the intensity and depth of this youthful wine. The lush nose of dark cherry, cassis, blueberry and smoke melds smoothly into the youthful palate. Dense dark cherry and berry fruit, cocoa and tobacco notes balance the substantial, fine-grained tannins for a sumptuously full-bodied wine. Can be enjoyed now with decanting or aged for 10 to 15 years.

Though powerful, this wine pairs well with food due to its fine tannins and classic balance. It will complement deeply flavored dishes like espresso-rubbed tenderloin or herbed lamb, but also has the grace and delicacy to accompany simple grilled pork or chicken. As it matures, try it with hard, aged cheeses to savor the intricate flavors revealed by bottle age.

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Style: Big & Bold
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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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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