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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 122605)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide 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:

The 2006 vintage produced some of the most expressive, unctuous wines ever from our Spring Mountain estate, and the Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. The final blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot conveys delectable flavors of cassis, dark cherry, coffee and black tea layered upon a textural palate. After a barrage of up-front fruit, the inky liquid lolls on the mid-palate before finally exploding into a hefty, minutes-long finish. Pushing the limits of concentration as far as possible without sacrificing balance, this is the pure expression of mountain fruit – a wine that needs no justification.
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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.