Pride Mountain Vineyards

Sonoma/Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2904 ratings
9.1101 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Robert McCall

I let this air out for about 4 hours. Glad I did. Soaring nose of clean dark berry, plum, and tobacco lifted me up and floated me back down into my chair. Wowsies! The drinking part of this wine is more or less as expected but still very enjoyable providing dark plummy fruit, anise, smoothed out tannic structure. Misses a bit mid-palate. That being said I spent most if my time with it sniffing while my wife depleted most of the bottle herself. Go figure.

I let this air out for about 4 hours. Glad I did. Soaring nose of clean dark berry, plum, and tobacco lifted me up and floated me back down into my chair. Wowsies! The drinking part of this wine is more or less as expected but still very enjoyable providing dark plummy fruit, anise, smoothed out tannic structure. Misses a bit mid-palate. That being said I spent most if my time with it sniffing while my wife depleted most of the bottle herself. Go figure.

Aug 31st, 2018
Cameron Parry

Really nice balanced acidity. Still showing great rich fruit and firm hillside tannins.

Really nice balanced acidity. Still showing great rich fruit and firm hillside tannins.

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2018
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.4

Stately, Distinguished Mountain Fruit -- Sitting atop Spring Mountain, the '05 Estate Blend is Comprised of Juice from Napa (58%) & Sonoma (42%) Counties...Californian Wine with a Californian View

Stately, Distinguished Mountain Fruit -- Sitting atop Spring Mountain, the '05 Estate Blend is Comprised of Juice from Napa (58%) & Sonoma (42%) Counties...Californian Wine with a Californian View

2 people found it helpfulMar 8th, 2016
Elizabeth Schneider

Great wine. Has smoothed out with time. Dark fruit, good acid, silky tannin. It's at its prime now. I think it's got 6 more months before it declines.

Great wine. Has smoothed out with time. Dark fruit, good acid, silky tannin. It's at its prime now. I think it's got 6 more months before it declines.

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Craig Stanfield

I double decanted this on the first day and then finished the bottle on day 2. Really great wine.

I double decanted this on the first day and then finished the bottle on day 2. Really great wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Oak influence, dark fruits, spice and olive tapenade.

Oak influence, dark fruits, spice and olive tapenade.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2018
Jordan Gianelli

Wow. Non-believers of 2011 be damned. Lights out wine. Tough and gritty. Made awe and reflect on the hard work it took to make such a stellar wine that year. Another winner from Pride. Not surprised considering the pedigree.

Wow. Non-believers of 2011 be damned. Lights out wine. Tough and gritty. Made awe and reflect on the hard work it took to make such a stellar wine that year. Another winner from Pride. Not surprised considering the pedigree.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2013
John Lenart

Super sexy Cali cab. Lush and balanced.

Super sexy Cali cab. Lush and balanced.

Jan 4th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

An 03 just starting to open. This was popped about 3hrs in advance and still bringing some tannin. Settled down over the next few hours and was a finessed and balanced cab showing the best of Napa+Sonoma.

An 03 just starting to open. This was popped about 3hrs in advance and still bringing some tannin. Settled down over the next few hours and was a finessed and balanced cab showing the best of Napa+Sonoma.

Dec 30th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, eucalyptus, raspberry, mossy earth, oak and hints of mint. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, eucalyptus, raspberry, mossy earth, oak and hints of mint. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Nov 10th, 2016