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2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve must be tasted to be believed. A black/purple color to the rim is accompanied by gorgeous scents of crème de cassis, incense, liquid minerals and graphite. This profound offering is extremely full-bodied as well as rich with high but sweet tannin that coats the palate . . . Pride Mountain Vineyards = brilliance in the bottle!”

(98-100) points

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 23, 2003

Appellation: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2001
Harvest: October 2001
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.7%
Bottling: December 2003
Production: 1181 cases
Release Date: March 2004
Price:
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Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate: February 28, 2005
    Rating: 99

    The 2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (a, 1,300-case blend of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 27 months in oak) offers gorgeously fresh, lively, but super- concentrated fruit. Inky blue/purple to the rim, with a spectacular nose of crème de cassis, licorice, camphor, and a hint of vanilla, this wine is sensationally rich, has remarkable intensity, a multi-dimensional palate, and fabulous concentration and depth. It needs another 1-3 years of bottle age, and should easily and effortlessly evolve for 20 or more years.

  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: May/June 2004, Issue 114
    Rating: 94+

    Saturated medium ruby. High-pitched nose dominated by black cherry and minerals. Then almost shockingly sweet and creamy in the mouth, like an essence of dark mountain berries and bright minerality. Remarkably pure for a wine at this level of density. Finishes with major but sweet tannins that should carry the wine for 15 to 20 years.

  • The Wine Advocate: December 23, 2003
    Rating: 98-100

    The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve must be tasted to be believed. A black/purple to the rim is accompanied by gorgeous scents of créme de cassis, incense, liquid minerals, and graphite. This profound offering is extremely full-bodied as well as rich with high but sweet tannin that coats the palate. Give this exciting dry red 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink over the following three decades.