Pine Ridge Vineyards

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2144 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Chi-Woan Kim

Very good. Smooth and a bit fruity

Very good. Smooth and a bit fruity

2 people found it helpfulApr 24th, 2014
Shay A
9.1

One of two ‘99 vintage Napa cabs I’ve had recently (the other being Seavey) and this was a step or two behind. The fruit is all stewed and muddled...mainly dusty blackberries and old puréed red fruit. There is a distinct cocoa dusted dates note in the middle of this wine and even some old graham cracker. The fruit is even slightly tart on the palate (underripe plum, older currant), though very herbal at the finish. This was slow oxed for quite a few hours by the time I got to it, so it may have faded a bit by then. Regardless, drink up.

One of two ‘99 vintage Napa cabs I’ve had recently (the other being Seavey) and this was a step or two behind. The fruit is all stewed and muddled...mainly dusty blackberries and old puréed red fruit. There is a distinct cocoa dusted dates note in the middle of this wine and even some old graham cracker. The fruit is even slightly tart on the palate (underripe plum, older currant), though very herbal at the finish. This was slow oxed for quite a few hours by the time I got to it, so it may have faded a bit by then. Regardless, drink up.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Deep garnet red. A bit stinky on the nose with red fruits and damp forest floor. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus body. Similar tertiary notes on the palate with damp leaves, forest floor, black cherries and earthiness. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Deep garnet red. A bit stinky on the nose with red fruits and damp forest floor. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus body. Similar tertiary notes on the palate with damp leaves, forest floor, black cherries and earthiness. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2018
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.9

Red fruit dominated with well integrated components and the right level of extraction.

Red fruit dominated with well integrated components and the right level of extraction.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2014
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.3

Little treat to myself for a successful month

Little treat to myself for a successful month

Jun 25th, 2015
Chris Clough

I have been saving this wine for a while. Drink by date was 2020. That is too long as this wine is almost past its prime. All that is left are a few lonely tannins and a bitter blackberry finish.

I have been saving this wine for a while. Drink by date was 2020. That is too long as this wine is almost past its prime. All that is left are a few lonely tannins and a bitter blackberry finish.

Jun 8th, 2015
Samantha Hargrove

Delicious cab shared with one of my best friends, Mark. He recently became a member of Pine Ridge. This cab blend has aromas of cherry and plum with ripe, soft tannins that add polish and acidity to make it bright and juicy.

Delicious cab shared with one of my best friends, Mark. He recently became a member of Pine Ridge. This cab blend has aromas of cherry and plum with ripe, soft tannins that add polish and acidity to make it bright and juicy.

Jun 30th, 2020
Bobbi Jo Broxson

Wonderful

Wonderful

Jun 21st, 2020
Brian Nickerson

May have picked this one off the vine a tad early but still very pleased with the outcome

May have picked this one off the vine a tad early but still very pleased with the outcome

Feb 13th, 2020
Gil Krakowsky

Definitely on last legs, but still quite enjoyable. Soft with Fully resolved tannins. Somewhat reticent nose with cherries and dried leaves. On the palate classic Rutherford kalamata olive and red pepper jam notes along with sweet almost hammy black cherry, and maybe a hint of something herbaceous , although there is a little bit of a bitter alcoholic note. Probably better 3 years ago.

Definitely on last legs, but still quite enjoyable. Soft with Fully resolved tannins. Somewhat reticent nose with cherries and dried leaves. On the palate classic Rutherford kalamata olive and red pepper jam notes along with sweet almost hammy black cherry, and maybe a hint of something herbaceous , although there is a little bit of a bitter alcoholic note. Probably better 3 years ago.

Sep 22nd, 2019