Pride Mountain Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
2017: The final blend expresses ripe fruit notes ranging from blackberry to plum and cassis, as well as nuances of bay laurel, chocolate, black tea, brown sugar, graphite and crushed rose petal. The texture in the mouth is definitely that of a mountain wine, with size and concentration to balance the richness and opulence of its round mid-palate.
Jeb Dunnuck 92 pts: More blackcurrant, cassis, tobacco, and damp earth notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, another medium to full-bodied, balanced, elegant wine in the lineup. With wonderful purity of fruit and a seamless, sumptuous style on the palate, give bottles a year or so and it’s going to drink nicely for 10-15 years. With a mature Cabernet, opt for tender, slow-cooked meat dishes.
2018: Black currant, Morello cherry, and just-ripe black mission fig dance with the aromas of sage, candied violets, star anise, and black truffle. The palate is dense and compact with incredible structure. Layers of complex black and red fruit fill the mouth, while sandalwood, bay, graphite, and forest aromatics linger with the velvety tannins on the long and dynamic finish. This is a showstopper! 70% Napa, 30% Sonoma.
Jeb Dunnuck 91 pts: The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon comes 70% from Napa and 30% from Sonoma. A wonderful nose of blackcurrants, black cherries, bouquet garni, baking spices, and dried tobacco gives way to a medium-bodied, elegant, beautifully balanced Cabernet that’s very much in the balanced, fresh, classical style of the vintage. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 10-12 years, and it will probably last even longer.
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