2010 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California
90 Ratings
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90 Ratings
2010 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon California

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(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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    With fruit harvested between the 21st of October and the 18th of November, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was one of our latest picked wines ever. But the long wait and our attention to detail paid off with a standout wine that I could not be prouder of. The enticing nose is loaded with ripe blackberries, cherry, plum, subtle tarry notes, dark chocolate and resinous underbrush. The palate is a seamless mesh of velvety tannins with vibrant acidity and undulating layers of fruit, tobacco and spice notes. This exceptional wine is balanced, complex and expresses a purity of varietal character that we find very exciting. It can be enjoyed this year, but will favorably evolve for decades. Rating: 90 Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, spicy, cassis, blackberry, and dark cherry fruit aroma with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate; full body; slightly plush, plummy, ripe black cherry and dark berry fruit flavors with good balance and depth; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Approachable now as it developed with airing in the glass. Very highly recommended. Rating: 91+ ($66) (blended with 9% merlot and 6% petit verdot): Subdued but pure aromas of cassis, licorice, herbs and tobacco leaf, complicated by notes of sweet butter, pepper and vanillin oak. Perfumed and fine-grained in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness and very good thrust to the black cherry, currant and tobacco leaf flavors. Finishes with a firm spine of lively acids and chalky tannins and very good length. As with the merlot, the fruit was picked into early November. Production here was 5,750 cases. Rating: 93+ The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is brighter, fresher and more vibrant than the 2009.Black cherries, mocha, violets, licorice and graphite all jump from the glass. The 2010 is quite typical of the vintage in its verve, cut, focus and minerality. This is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.

    over 1 year
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    present from Anna Nick. Very dry, not in love with this wine it does not speak to me

    about 2 years
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    Awesome bold with a nice tannin-ish finish

    12 months
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    I love it!

    over 1 year
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    Solid

    12 months
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  • Robert Parker
    The enticing nose is loaded with ripe blackberries, cherry, plum, subtle tarry notes, dark chocolate and resinous underbrush. The palate is a seamless mesh of velvety tannins with vibrant acidity and undulating layers of fruit, tobacco and spice notes.
    Sally Johnson received a degree in oenology from the University of California, Davis. Her career began in 1999 at St. Francis winery in Sonoma, California. Today she makes wine for Pride Mountain Vineyards in Sonoma County where her wines have received international attention.