Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 115927)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A sweet and spicy nose of dark, ripe plum, blackberry pie and red licorice balanced with leather and star anise bursts from the glass in this deep garnet wine. The palate echoes the richness of the bouquet and surges with fresh cassis, black cherry and brambly black fruit flavors, supported by a framework of lush tannins, roasted espresso and dark cocoa. This tremendously well-balanced wine finishes delicately with a velvety kiss of mint chocolate and toast.

Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec

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About Pine Ridge:

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 Ridge carry a sense of this place and its history. Continuity, balance and meticulous craftsmanship are inherent in the wines and deeply embedded in the winery's heritage. Each vintage reflects the distinct characteristics of the appellation and a focused commitment to refinement that reaches across the years, from the founding of the winery to today.