(From 2005 Vintage) This is the densest, most tannic of Pride’s new releases, obviously meant for the cellar. You could drink it now, because it’s so lush, but the tightness suggests that the winemaker doesn’t want you to. Buried under the astringency are masses of cassis, dark chocolate, sweet fresh herbs and smoky oak.
(From 2009 Vintage) The 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon expresses classic varietal flavors, balanced acidity and a thoroughly ripe tannic structure. We feel it is one of the most poised, opulent and expressive Reserve wines we have bottled. Penetrating cabernet flavors of cassis, black cherry, graphite, cedar and tar create a spell-binding bouquet. On the palate, the wine is beautifully balanced – super concentrated and big in size, but at the same time round and silky. A bright acidity and age-worthy structure add polish to the finish.
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Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/15/2011