2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon expresses classic varietal flavors, balanced acidity and a thoroughly ripe tannic structure. We feel it is one of the most poised, opulent and expressive Reserve wines we have bottled. Penetrating cabernet flavors of cassis, black cherry, graphite, cedar and tar create a spell-binding bouquet. On the palate, the wine is beautifully balanced – super concentrated and big in size, but at the same time round and silky. A bright acidity and age-worthy structure add polish to the finish. This is breathtaking cabernet!

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Appellation: Napa
Vintage: 2009
Harvest: November 2009
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.9%
Bottling: September 2011
Production: 1243 cases
Release Date: April 2012
Release Price: $130.00


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  • Wine Spectator: December 31, 2012 - Rating: 93

    Offering a generous display of loamy earth, currant, blackberry and baking spice elements, this is nicely structured, with just the right amount of firmness in the tannins and acidity. Elegant and graceful. Drink now through 2023. 1,243 cases made. –JL

  • The Wine Advocate: December 2012 - Rating: 96

    There is no question the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is the most backward and brooding of the wines I tasted from Pride. Firm tannins frame an expressive core of dark red berries, licorice, scorched earth, tobacco, smoke and incense. Today, the 2009 is far too young to offer true pleasure, but it is unquestionably striking. Hints of iron, graphite and smoke add complexity on the finish supported by huge mountain tannins. The 2009 is super distinctive and loaded with personality. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.

  • Wine Enthusiast: October 2013 - Rating: 94

    The gigantic Cabernet is one of Pride's biggest ever. Blackberries, cherries and chocolate nibs explode in the mouth, but it's no mere fruit bomb. The tannins and acids lend it integrity, and the finish is miraculously dry. A superb job, and as good as it is now, should develop over the next 12-15 years, depending on how old you like your Cabs.
    Cellar Selection. - S.H