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2014 Pine Ridge Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7981438 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I7990686 1 $65 Oct 31, 2021
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

Dark, brooding licorice, earth, blackberry cassis and kirsch are all present in this full-bodied, multi-layered, complex Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon... A stunner...

94James Suckling

This is very fresh and lively with bright blackberry and blueberry character and an orange-peel undertone. Full-bodied... Dense center palate.

90Wine Enthusiast

Red currant and cranberry scents provide a crisp entry to this otherwise dusty, full-bodied wine, rich with tobacco flavor and grippy tannins. Its persistent toasted oak accents add density to an already concentrated expression of the variety.

PRODUCER

Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1978 by Gary Andrus. It is located on the Silverado Trail, in Napa Valley, with vineyards throughout the area. Pine Ridge now owns a total of 310 acres of vineyards in Stags Leap, Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and Howell Mountain. It is owned by Leucadia National, a conglomerate with many industrial interests. Today the winemaker and general manager is Michael Beaulac. Pine Ridge makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux-style Cab blends, and Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.