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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 45703)
collectible wine
older vintages

International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A superlative vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon on the mountain has given us a phenomenally extracted wine with uncommon depth of ruby color. In fact, a common description is that it's darker than ink. This Cabernet literally gushes with ripe aromas of black cherries and blackberry, punctuated by mountain spiciness of mint and camphor. Broad and expansive on the mid-palate, flavors of roasted espresso and layers of chocolate mingle with soft supple tannins that pleasantly coat the mouth and betray the wine's youth at bottling. These flavors linger seemingly forever in the finish. The bottle aging potential for this Cabernet Sauvignon can be measured in decades.
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About Pride Mountain Vineyards:

Pride Mountain Vineyards is situated on the Summit Ranch, one of Napa Valley's oldest grape producers atop Spring Mountain. With over 120 years of viticulture documented there, Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased Summit Ranch and their first vintage premiered in 1991. Today, Pride Mountain Vineyards produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Viognier and limited bottlings of Syrah and Sangiovese.