Pine Ridge Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Presenting a bouquet that is both savory and sweet, this deep ruby wine expresses rich aromas of ripe, brambly blackberry, sweet red cherry and blackcurrant, enrobed by wisps of smoky oak, Oolong tea, dried sage leaf and dark chocolate mocha. Leading with vivid cherry and fresh raspberry fruits, the lush palate echoes with nuances of white pepper, maple-brown sugar and sweet basil, underscored by velvety tannins on the graceful finish.
A classic, meaty dish, such as a rack of New Zealand lamb chops and grilled vegetables with hollandaise, makes a fine partner for this elegantly powerful bottling. Alternatively, this complex beauty is equally enjoyable after dinner alongside dark chocolate truffles or an earthy, semi-soft cheese like Ossau, a Basque cheese made from ewe's milk.
"Medium-bodied but concentrated, with firm yet refined tannins and refreshing acidity. This has tension and lift, and considerable purity of fruit. Not hugely structured but beautifully textured, balanced and long.
Spice, tobacco and a cedary Cabernet character, which is very attractive. A beautifully structured palate with delicious fruit supported by velvety, ripe tannins. Really complete wine with lots of class.
Savoury and more restrained in style than lighter and fresher. The palate has an attractive liveliness of bold red fruits, with softer tannins and oak usage. Younger drinking, and with a delicious core of vibrant freshness.
Drink 2014 - 2028"
"From the Stags Leap District (the home base of Pine Ridge), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notes of dark chocolate, spring flowers, black cherries and black currants. This medium to full-bodied, flavorful, pure wine possesses lots of nobility, intensity and richness, but there is not a hard edge to be found in this beauty. For sheer complexity, it is hard to beat. Moreover, it should drink well for 10-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District comes across as beautifully focused and centered, with plenty of bright, well-articulated fruit and a solid underpinning of tannin. This is a balanced, harmonious wine with a seemingly very bright future.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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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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