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2009 Pride Mountain Vintner Select Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

5 available
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Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

... covers every inch of the palate with layers of fruit. Hints of smoke, menthol, tar and graphite add gravitas on the dark, brooding finish.

93Wine Spectator

Nicely built, with a firm tannic framework wrapped around dry currant, fresh earth, anise and cedar flavors, ending with red and black licorice notes and a dash of espresso.

93Wine Enthusiast

... intense in mountain-concentrated blackberries, black currants and crème de cassis, with a complex note of green olives and mint. Just at the beginning of a long life...

91Stephen Tanzer

Currant, mocha and nutty oak on the inviting nose. Sweet, suave and seamless, but with harmonious acidity lifting the dark berry and mocha flavors. Rich but elegantly styled mountain cabernet with fine-grained tannins...

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

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.