2008 Pine Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • kietkopelli wrote: 96 points

    March 31, 2012 - As of this tasting note this wine is not yet released to the public but I believe it will sell out quickly at the winery. I tasted this wine along side the 2007 during a long day of tasting in Napa. I visited 5 wineries and 1 collective. Ridge Ridge was last on the list and usually my pallet is worn out by the day and my enthusiasm is beaten to a pulp but the Fortis REALLY ROCKED and the 2008 Fortis was the clear winner of the day which involved no less than 40 wines. Exceptionally well made with pure red fruits and balanced tannins. Right from the pour you can pick up warm cherry pie and hints of toasty wood and fresh flowers. In the mouth the wine is just velvety with strawberries, plums and vanilla. Tannins are subtle yet firm. Finishes amazingly long.

    At $140 winery price and limited production it puts this wine along top wines from Napa, I think it can go against the $500+ culty stuff.

    Remember you don't drink the label.

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  • Befloyd commented:

    3/31/12, 10:24 AM - I tried it in Napa last September and have one bottle (via wine club) in my cellar! Looking forward to celebrating a special day with the 2008 Fortis. A beautiful effort from Pine Ridge!

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