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Community Tasting Notes (35) Avg Score: 93.5 points

  • At Nomad in Princeton with Wendy and Joe. Decanted for abot 45 minutes prior to leaving a re-bottled - open for about 90 minutes prior to drinking. Last tasting of this wine was about 3 years ago.

    From prior notes: "Deep garnet color...this is a big wine, stylistically its fruit forward higher alcohol, concentrated cab. Jammy fruits, blueberry/blackberry, coffee, vanilla on the nose...Lush, full bodied mouthfeel...sweetness mid palate with mocha and vanilla in the mix."

    Wine is in a very good spot, softened and matured since last tasting. Secondary characteristics showing nicely. Decant makes a big difference, wine was considerably more open after an hour.

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  • Decanted for 30 min, then drank over next 2 hours. Dense wine with a red fruit bowl nose, drank smooth with some tight tannins. Last glass was the best. Can enjoy now but decant longer. Many years still to go.

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  • Decant for an hour and pour this rich deep purple colored delight with glorious concentration and fresh full mouthed fruit that lingers on the palate for minutes and in the memory for days. Balanced and so smooth, the tannins are fully integrated refreshingly ripe. Go for it now; not sure more time is going to enhance, but rest assured holding will bring happiness as well.

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  • This is damn good. Mocha and liquor notes. Dark cassis fruit and toasted oak. Angular tannins still showing, this was great.

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  • Decanted for 30mins…could use a few hours, but I was thirsty! This is a GORGEOUS Pride Mtn! Inky blackberry color…incredible nose of mocha truffles, liqueured berries, licorice, tobacco, creme de cassis. Mouthful of silky smooth goooooodness! Rich and extracted, but not too sweet…..the perfect amount of ripe Calif fruit, with complexities of warm chocolate brownies, dried tobacco, tarragon, double espresso, tar……..the rich fruit is balanced super well, keeping the sweetness at a level I like in these big cabs….graphite powder, spicy cedar woods tannins….giving a good grip and dryness. Plenty of stuffing and solid structure here for many decades of pleasure….the hard part is not having enough!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting (Jun 2015), 3/1/2015, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (sonoma County/napa County) Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa County/Sonoma County Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

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