2005 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
Drink between 2007 - 2015
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  • Cow Town Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 5, 2015 - Started off slowly, with a nose that seemed older than the bottle. But, with about two hours of air, it really came together, gaining depth and richness, showing some mocha notes. Could probably last several more years.

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 5, 2015 - Followed over two days and notes are not very different from last tasting in Jan13. Bottle needs ~45 mins of air and to come to room temp to begin singing; bordeaux nose of earthy notes, muted red fruit. Fine tannins leave a polished/silky mouthfeel over the same earthy/red fruit flavors. Day one this showed more brightness and youth; softened as expected on Day 2, though hooked up to a nitro canister from the time uncorked. In the heart of its window, this was my last bottle and timing will not get any better.

  • denisontb Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 27, 2014 - Beautiful wine! Decanted about 30 minutes, and it continued to open in the glass. Complex nose, somewhat old world (earthy, leather). Medium bodied, great structure, super smooth and LONG finish. Drinking very nicely. Ready to drink but no signs of being past prime. Glad have one more left !!

  • johnwine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Spectacular wine!

  • FLI Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 4, 2014 - Soft berries, but fading. Drink up.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/20/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc) Tasty, ripe Cabernet Franc nose; herbal red fruit, tart cherry palate, iron, too young yet; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/28/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc) Rich raspberry, cassis, cedar nose; smooth entry, cedar, tart red fruit palate with good balance and sweet, grainy tannins; medium finish (75% Cab Franc, 25% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 767191500053

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1144 (56%)
  • Consumed 898 (44%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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