2010 Pride Cabernet Sauvignon
With fruit harvested between the 21st of October and the 18th of November, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was one of our latest picked wines ever. But the long wait and our attention to detail paid off with a standout wine that I could not be prouder of. The enticing nose is loaded with ripe blackberries, cherry, plum, subtle tarry notes, dark chocolate and resinous underbrush. The palate is a seamless mesh of velvety tannins with vibrant acidity and undulating layers of fruit, tobacco and spice notes. This exceptional wine is balanced, complex and expresses a purity of varietal character that we find very exciting. It can be enjoyed this year, but will favorably evolve for decades.
|Blend:||75% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Petit Verdot
|Release Date:||November 2012|
Wine Enthusiast: October 2013
Defines the Pride Cabernet style of big, rich, ripely extracted fruit, significant oak and dense mountain tannins. Harder to describe is just how dramatic the wine feels in the mouth. Offers black currant, cassis liqueur and dark chocolate flavors subtlely tinged with herbs and tannins. May not have the stuffing for the very long haul, but great over the next six years.
California Grapevine: September 2013
Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, spicy, cassis, blackberry, and dark cherry fruit aroma with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate; full body; slightly plush, plummy, ripe black cherry and dark berry fruit flavors with good balance and depth; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Approachable now as it developed with airing in the glass. Very highly recommended.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: May/June #168
($66) (blended with 9% merlot and 6% petit verdot): Subdued but pure aromas of cassis, licorice, herbs and tobacco leaf, complicated by notes of sweet butter, pepper and vanillin oak. Perfumed and fine-grained in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness and very good thrust to the black cherry, currant and tobacco leaf flavors. Finishes with a firm spine of lively acids and chalky tannins and very good length. As with the merlot, the fruit was picked into early November. Production here was 5,750 cases
The Wine Advocate: December 2012
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is brighter, fresher and more vibrant than the 2009.Black cherries, mocha, violets, licorice and graphite all jump from the glass. The 2010 is quite typical of the vintage in its verve, cut, focus and minerality. This is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.