2009 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon flows across the palate with serious depth, power and richness. Dark raspberries, grilled herbs, tobacco, chocolate and licorice are all woven together in a rich, sumptuous wine of notable pedigree. A super-ripe, racy finish supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins rounds things in style. (AG)
Shows Pride’s house style, a wildly bold, mountain-concentrated wine that couldn’t possibly be fruitier or riper. Intense flavors of blackberries, blueberries and cedar are wrapped into complex but gentle tannins, making the wine drinkable now. But it should develop over the next 6–8 years.
Pure and focused, this understated version succeeds with finesse and detail to its dark berry, red currant, mocha and spicy, loamy earth notes. Ends with chewy tannins. Drink now through 2024.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(blended with 11% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot): Bright, medium ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines blueberry, blackberry, tar, espresso and mint. High-toned and intense in the mouth, with the minty blueberry character and harmonious acidity giving the wine an enticing juicy quality. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and the structure to age well. I'd hold this for at least two or three years before pulling the cork. 91+ (ST)