Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine EnthusiastA big, juicy young Cab that impresses for sheer flashiness, yet needs some time for its edges to soften. The ripe blackberry and cassis fruit is deep and generous, with nuances of smoky oak and sweet herbs. But the tannins are very strong and astringent. Needs cellar time. Best after 2009.
Wine AdvocateThe deep ruby/purple-colored 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (58% from Napa and 42% from Sonoma) possesses a full-bodied mouthfeel as well as loads of cassis fruit, and smoky, subtle oak in the background. Round, plump, and hedonistic, it should drink well for a decade.
Wine SpectatorMature and at a good drinking stage, though this is quite chewy and tannic and may remain so. The grittiness of the tannins is a major concern. The core flavors of plum and blackberry are firm but this ends dry.-2005 California Cabernet blind retrospective (September 2015). Drink now. 5,846 cases made.