Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

SKU C0192


Making their debut in 2003, our youngest Cabernet Sauvignon vines make a stunning contribution to the first Pride Cabernet bearing a label that indicates our estate's unique position straddling the county line. The bright cherry and clove aromas in this elegantly muscular wine indicate a thoroughly rich and ripe Cabernet. Cassis and currant flavors envelope the palate, framed by a full and even tannin spectrum. Enjoyable in its youth as all of the Pride wines are, ample acidity and brightness of fruit guarantee the long-term aging potential of this beautiful wine.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe dark ruby/purple-hued 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 83% Napa and 17% Sonoma fruit, displays a slight austerity along with drier, tougher tannin than the Merlot or Cabernet Franc. Medium-bodied and well-made, but Bordeaux-like in its backwardness and inaccessibility, this is one of the few Pride Mountain efforts that requires 2-3 years of aging. It should last for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, December 2005
  • ws84

Wine SpectatorDrying out, with the tannins holding the upper hand, this offers fading anise, licorice and dried dark berry notes. The better of two bottles tasted.-2003 California Cabernet blind retrospective (July 2013). Drink now. 4,210 cases made.

James Laube, 2013