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Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

We collectively think the 2016 is one of the best Reserve Cabernets we have ever made (and, yes, we think the same thing about the 2015). Notes of boysenberry, wild cherry, coffee, walnut, anise, and graphite emerge in the nose and mouth. The texture is powerful, intense and unforgettable. You won't want to miss this one.

71% of the 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our Rock Arch cabernet block, the block that produces our most intense wine, with penetrating flavors, inky blue-black color, and a minutes-long finish. To this powerhouse, we blend in 25% of our Carolyn's vineyard cabernet, a ripe, floral and red-fruit driven wine with an opulent mouthfeel. The finishing touch, as with the Reserve Claret, is just a hint of petit verdot for balance and complexity.

Jeb Dunnuck - 98 Points
"Starting with the two 2016s and another tremendous wine from this estate, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes 67% from Napa Valley and 33% from Sonoma County. Based on 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, it's ruby/purple hue is followed by a classic Pride Cabernet offering notes of blackcurrants, lead pencil, espresso, camphor, new saddle leather, and spicy oak. Beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, and with ripe tannins, it has nothing out of place, offers a multi-dimensional, layered texture, and builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance. It shows the more nuanced, classical style of the 2016 vintage and will cruise in cool cellars for two decades."




 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot



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Pride Mountain Philosophy

Our aim is to make big red wines on the black-fruit side of the ripeness spectrum that nonetheless maintain balance, nuance, and complexity. We want our wines to be approachable in their youth, yet to age beneficially for ten to fifteen years. How best to achieve these goals is something we continue to experiment with in small lot trials.

There is sometimes an unfortunate division between wine enthusiasts seeking the elegant nuances of aged French wines, and those seeking the intense fruit concentration of younger California wines. Our attitude is that each wine growing region has its own unique expression that can be embraced and enjoyed for what it is. In California, we have the ability to achieve a level of ripeness that is simply not possible in France. How to make a wine that celebrates this unique gift of ripeness without sacrificing structure, complexity and balance, is an artistic challenge that continues to be our raison detre here at Pride Mountain Vineyards.
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