Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Established in 1978, Pine Ridge Vineyards produces classically proportioned, expressive wines that embody their history and distinct place of origin.
Pine Ridge founder Gary Andrus, inspired by the illustrious wines of Bordeaux, believed in the Napa Valley’s potential to produce wines of similar stature. He planted the property’s original namesake vineyard on a steeply terraced hillside flanked by a dramatic ridgeline of pine trees in the Stag’s Leap District. Gary’s pioneering efforts with this first vineyard were met with tremendous success as the Bordeaux varietals he planted thrived and produced wines of great distinction. In the following years, Pine Ridge continued to acquire exceptional vineyard sites across the region.
Today, the Estate’s 200-acres span over five renowned Napa Valley appellations – Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and Howell Mountain.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from exceptional sites throughout the Napa Valley, mainly the Stags Leap District and Rutherford AVAs. The wine is aged in a combination of new American and 1-3 year old French and American oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
The result is a deeply pigmented Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of dark fruits, baking spices and vanilla bean. The palate is rich with supple tannins. Bright currant melds with caramel, espresso and chocolate mint on the lingering finish.
Attention collectors: this magical vintage is Napa Cabernet at its best. Drink this wine for 10-15 years or more!