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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 109206)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $79.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 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 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:

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.

Sumptuous nose of dried black cherries overlays a sweet background of cassis. A caressing texture initially coats the mouth with pure flavors of black cherry that give way to dark berry, subtle cedar, smoke and graphite on a long evolving finish framed by just the right amount of acidity. This wine is all about balance with supple ripe tannins providing a beautiful foundation for the ample dark fruit and with nuanced acidity giving structure and lift without bite. An absolute pleasure to roll around the mouth.

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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.