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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 116968)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $79.99

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
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
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits 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:

Making their debut in 2003, our youngest Cabernet Sauvignon vines (located on the Sonoma portion of our mountaintop property) make a stunning contribution to the first Pride Cabernet bearing a label that indicates our estate's unique position straddling the county line. Differing from the Pride Cab you know and love only in labeling, the bright cherry and clove aromas in this elegantly muscular wine indicate a thoroughly rich and ripe Cabernet. Cassis and currant flavors envelope the palate, framed by a full and even tannin spectrum. Enjoyable in its youth as all of the Pride wines are, ample acidity and brightness of fruit guarantee the long-term aging potential of this beautiful wine.
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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.