2005 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
Drink between 2007 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 95

  • marka wrote: (89 points)

    July 13, 2014 - Went well with NY strip. Nice mountain fruit. Worth $50, but not 60.

  • MLR wrote: (87 points)

    April 20, 2014 - Tried another bottle tonite after the bad one last night. Decanted - and this bottle much better. Still a little funky on the nose, but overall a pretty good wine. A bit musty on the nose and some tannins in the glass. Old smoky dark berries, maybe a bit on pencil lead or graphite.

  • hanasowner wrote: (87 points)

    April 19, 2014 - Slow O'ed...great nose...but not as much in the glass...really should have decanted.

  • MLR wrote: (78 points)

    April 19, 2014 - Tough - not sure if it is corked or what. Stong alcohol/musty nose. Not quite as bad in the mouth. Still some tannins if that is what it is, which is surprising for the age. Need to try another before we write if off.

  • mclanew Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 7, 2013 - I remember drinking this when it first came out so it was fascinating to see its evolution 8 years later. A beauty - layers of stewed blue and black fruit, minerals and earth. Fully mature - light tannins, not much finish left.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1166 (58%)
  • Consumed 846 (42%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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