Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000


SKU C0201


Combining 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with a light spicing of 2% Petit Verdot, the 2000 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an extraordinary and thoroughly ripe, mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Cab to the core, the fruit displays a profuse aroma of black cherry and spice, while rich ripe flavors of black fruit, framed beautifully in firm and elegant tannins, coat the entire palate for several minutes on end. Balancing this tannin spectrum is a delightful middle, providing a delicious fullness that slowly resolves as berry and cedar tones sustain in a long lingering finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
  • st91+

International Wine Cellar($110) Good medium ruby. Rather reticent, brooding nose hints at black cherry, blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and new oak; suggestions of almost port-like superripeness. Lush, sweet and fat, with intriguing mineral and tar notes; showing more mid-palate density than the reserve claret but this is also less open and juicy today. Finishes with substantial, broad, oak-driven tannins that slightly shorten the wine's fruit today, but this has very good thrust and length. This actually got more than 100% new oak, according to Foley: the wine began with a sojourn in new barrels, then after the various components were allowed to marry in neutral barrels the wine was returned to another set of new barrels.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2003
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorSleek and elegant, with pretty scents of blackberry and sandlewood, turning elegant and polished. Well-structured, with firm, integrated tannins and a long, complex finish. Drink now through 2009.

James Laube, November 15, 2003