1995 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California
90 Ratings
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90 Ratings
1995 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2000 Vintage) Cab, Cab, Cab! Isn’t this what we’ve been waiting for all summer? While all of our wines make people smile, some days it just seems all anybody wants is Cab. “Are you sure there aren’t just a few bottles of the 1999 left?” “Why can’t we buy the 2000 now? We promise we won’t drink it until fall!” Well, the drought is over and the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is another gangbuster – the ideal marriage of mountain grown fruit and meticulous winemaking. A long growing season of warm days read more...Cab, Cab, Cab! Isn’t this what we’ve been waiting for all summer? While all of our wines make people smile, some days it just seems all anybody wants is Cab. “Are you sure there aren’t just a few bottles of the 1999 left?” “Why can’t we buy the 2000 now? We promise we won’t drink it until fall!” Well, the drought is over and the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is another gangbuster – the ideal marriage of mountain grown fruit and meticulous winemaking. A long growing season of warm days and cool nights began with bud break on the first day of spring and gave us completely mature fruit with no sacrifice in acidity. Perfect pollination meant that each cluster ripened evenly. Dark enough to dip your fountain pen in, thoroughly ripe aromas seem to roar from the glass with the characters of black cherry and dark chocolate. Immense on the palate, the approachable tannins immediately flood your entire mouth with ripe berry flavor, punctuated with suggestions of cedar and espresso beans. The finish of this amazingly full-bodied. Cabernet continues to coat the palate with soft, chewy and flavorful tannins long after the glass is empty. (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2000 Vintage) Good full, bright ruby. Precise aromas of blackberry, minerals, menthol, cedar and slate. Supple and suave, with a slightly high-toned quality to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. A real crushed-berry bomb, with good acid cut and supple broad tannins. Steve Pride noted that this wine was more aggressive in the mid-'90s; the winery introduced a gentler destemmer with vintage 2008 and is now pressing the fruit more gently. There's now less in the way of oak tannins in the finished wines, he added.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (98-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 157
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Dec-06 Intensely aromatic and redolent of raspberries, cassis, cocoa and touches of loam, this very rich and powerful young wine follows through with wonderfully concentrated flavors that are every bit as big and fully filled as expected. Although its sheer sense of mass and immediacy will hold it in reasonable stead as a near-term partner to meats on the bone, it has the strength and the structure to ...