Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
The incredible 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot treated identically to the Reserve Claret (40% new French oak aged in wood for 22 months prior to bottling). There are nearly 1,500 cases of this wine, with 60% coming from the Sonoma side and 40% from Napa. An absolutely amazing nose of camphor, lead pencil shavings, blackberry and cassis, some new saddle leather, a touch of spicy oak followed by a profoundly concentrated, multi-dimensional mouthfeel with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. This is a fabulous, seamlessly constructed Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15+ years. Kudos to Pride!
Thick chocolate and tar exude on the nose before a palate of tar, leather and tobacco adds to the robust mix. Dry tannins aim and deliver on the lengthy finish after a medium-bodied impact of black tea, blueberry and black pepper.