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Pride Mountain Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Pride Mountain Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Blue/black fruit notes ranging from plum to blackberry and mulberry are enhanced by complex notes of mint, brown sugar, freshly cut cedar and subtle truffle. The texture is rich and balanced, with an unctuousness in the mouth, balanced acidity and silky tannins throughout the middle and finish of the wine.

This incarnation of our Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic example of Mountain Cab: concentrated and layered with exotic complexity that emerges just beyond its fruit-driven intro. 27 lots of cabernet were night-harvested and transferred to individual fermentation vats, where they were cold-soaked for several days before being gently warmed for fermentation. After 20 days on skins, the wines were drained to French oak barrels, 50 to 60% new, where they were aged as separate wine lots for the next nine months. In August of 2018, pre-blending began, followed by an additional 11 months of barrel aging before the final additions were made to the blend: 5% petit verdot for spice and acidity, and 2.5% merlot for roundness and red fruit accents.


Jeb Dunnuck - 92 Points
"More blackcurrant, cassis, tobacco, and damp earth notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, another medium to full-bodied, balanced, elegant wine in the lineup. With wonderful purity of fruit and a seamless, sumptuous style on the palate, give bottles a year or so and it's going to drink nicely for 10-15 years."

Type

Red

Varietal

 92.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Merlot

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.4%

Appellation

53% Napa, 47% Sonoma

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Jeb Dunnuck

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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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