Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2002

Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2002

SKU C0178


Here's pie in your eye - boysenberry pie, to be exact! People frequently ask us what our favorite wine is, and although we usually get away with saying that having to choose our favorite Pride wine is like having to pick your favorite child, I (Bob Foley) must say that of all of our Cabernet Francs, this vintage is my favorite. Given the longest hang-time of all of our 2002 grapes, this final blend of 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot is an incredible expression of ripeness seamlessly married with French oak. Without even a hint of greenness, this is Cabernet Franc as it was intended to be.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateI loved the penetrating aromatics and floral, blueberry, and menthol notes of the deep ruby/purple-colored 2002 Cabernet Franc. The blend is actually 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot. The flamboyant fragrance jumps from the glass of this sweetheart of a wine. There is tremendous concentration and intensity of flavor, yet the wine is light on its feet, with a surreal, ethereal flavor profile. Cabernet Franc can do some special things in California, and it is good to see this wine perform so well. Already drinkable, it should last for 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, February 27, 2005
  • we86

Wine EnthusiastCab Franc alone rarely makes a great wine in California, and this one's no exception. It's awfully nice in initial raspberry-cherry flavors, but loses substantial power and vitality midpalate, especially given the size of the tannins.

June 1, 2005