Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateThe utterly profound 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals abundant notes of licorice, creme de cassis, unsmoked high class cigar tobacco, and toasty oak. Full-bodied with fabulous depth, richness, and texture as well as a multilayered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and loads of potential, this stunning wine is capable of lasting 15-20 years.
Wine SpectatorMakes a strong showing, boasting power, density, richness and complexity, with a sturdy mix and range of cedar- and earth-laced currant and blackberry, plum and anise notes. Maintains focus on a long, persistent finish. Plenty of room to grow, but why wait too long?-2006 California Cabernet blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2022. 1,428 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis is one of the least drinkable of Pride Mountain's new red wines, simply because it needs time. It's all primary fruit vs. oak now, with unintegrated blackberry, cherry, currant and mocha flavors fighting it out with smoky caramelized wood and vanilla. Tannins lurk in the background, ready to embrace both sides. Made solidly in the modern cult style of extreme ripeness and high alcohol, it's a compelling wine that should come into its own sometime late in 2010, and drink well for 6-8 years.