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2013 Pine Ridge "Fortis" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1287713 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The other 2013 offered in my tasting was the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis, which is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 3% Merlot. An absolutely spectacular offering from Pine Ridge and one of their all-time great Cabernet Sauvignons, this prodigious blend has an inky purple color to the rim and a gorgeous nose of charcoal, asphalt, graphite, blueberry, blackberry and cassis, while not a trace of oak seems to make it through. The wine is large-scaled, massively extracted, but not without balance. It offers layers and layers of fruit, superb richness, and a long, moderately tannic finish. This is a wine for patient connoisseurs that needs to be put away for a good 4-5 years, but it could have 30-35 years of upside potential in a cold cellar. I tasted an array of wines from Pine Ridge. My notes on some late-release 2013s are followed by a bevy of 2014s, with some in bottle and others still in barrel and awaiting bottling. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is generous and dense but tight. Shows ripe tannins and polish. Full-bodied, solid and tight. Blackcurrants and blackberries. So much blue fruit. Dense and tight. Starting to come around now. Inner quote mark (5/2018)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A top-of-the-line effort and a departure from the producer's single-vineyard, 100% varietal bottlings, this blends 4% Malbec and 3% Merlot. Spicy with clove scents, it showcases deep cassis and cranberry flavors, with a lift of red fruit and supportive acidity. (VB) Inner quote mark (5/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A very stylish effort that combines richness and density with finesse and refinement. As a youngster, this is appropriately powerful and deeply flavored by licorice, currant, blackberry and loamy, gravelly earth. Ends with a long, persistent aftertaste, and promises to develop. (JL) Inner quote mark (3/2017)


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