Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateThe 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon (5,000 cases made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a supple, flamboyant, and more accessible version of the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a classic nose of tobacco leaf, black currant, licorice, and smoke, the wine is medium to full-bodied, has a supple texture, an attractive textural mouthfeel in addition to a plush, heady finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. Readers who love the Bob Foley style of wines, and there seem to be many who do, should also know that he produces wines under his own name, and is also the winemaker for Switchback Ridge and Hourglass, two other up-and-coming estates.
Wine EnthusiastAfter encountering this tannic wine, you're left wondering if the cellar will be kind to it. Probably, but it's not a slam-dunk. It's tough and gritty, and you have to chew on it to release the black currants from their cage. Hold until 2008 and try again.