Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

SKU C0196


The final blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot conveys delectable flavors of cassis, dark cherry, coffee and black tea layered upon a textural palate. After a barrage of up-front fruit, the inky liquid lolls on the mid-palate before finally exploding into a hefty, minutes-long finish. Pushing the limits of concentration as far as possible without sacrificing balance, this is the pure expression of mountain fruit - a wine that needs no justification.
Category Red Wine
Region California
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastRichness is what this Cab is all about. It bursts on the palate with superripe blackberry jam, cassis, currant and chocolate flavors. Shows some unorganized structure right now, but should age for a number of years, to judge by the voluminous tannins.

Steve Heimoff, June 30, 2009
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe top end offerings include the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Last year I reviewed the 2005 (although it was listed as the 2006), which did not turn out nearly as well as the 2006. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2006 exhibits notes of cassis, tar, crushed rocks, chocolate, and berry fruit in a full-bodied, fleshy format. It should drink nicely for a decade.

Robert Parker, December 2009
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorLots of toasty, creamy oak is wrapped around a supple core of black cherry and currant. Full-bodied, balanced and smooth, ending with complex, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2014.

James Laube, June 15, 2009