ITEM 22275

2003 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa County/Sonoma County

$69.98

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Wine Rating:

92CG 90ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2003

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: 92 points

Loaded with creme brulee and caramel notes right off the bat, the nose of this compelling effort keeps sweet black cherry fruit in clear focus, and that combination of elements is both outgoing in volume and precociously inviting. Full in feel without the least resort towards heaviness, the wine tastes of mouthfilling, lengthy richness layered over intense yet youthful fruit. Time is clearly on its side, and while the wine has plenty of well-muscled fruit today, it is a lead-pipe cinch to age gracefully with cellaring.

Review Date: December 2006

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points

($64) Good deep red-ruby color. Currant, tobacco, cocoa powder and sweet oak on the nose. Then surprisingly tightly wound in the mouth, with firm acids giving shape and grip to the fresh berry and milk chocolate flavors. In a leaner style for a Pride wine but shows an exhilarating sugar/acid balance. Finishes firmly tannic, bright and gripping. As serious as this seems today, there's nothing hard about it. (Incidentally, the reserve wines from Pride had been bottled just a month prior to my visit and could not be tasted.)

Review Date: May 2006