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2016 Pine Ridge Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8007597 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
jerum $51 $51
frjoh $50 $0
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8035675 1 $50 Dec 19, 2021
I8029437 1 $50 Dec 12, 2021
I8007597 1 $51 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

92James Suckling

Big blackcurrants, married to fine oak and a hint of mint. Then plenty of richness, supported by supple tannins on the palate...

90Vinous / IWC

Bright floral notes perk up the red cherry, pomegranate and mocha flavors nicely. Blood orange, spice and leather add nuance to this mid-weight, pliant Cabernet Sauvignon.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...offers a savory, earthy nose with hints of spice box and baked berries. Medium to full-bodied and firm...

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, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

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.