Pride Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

 About the Wine With fruit harvested between the 21st of October and the 18th of November, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was one of Pride Mountain Vineyard’s latest picked wines ever. 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.

About Pride Mountain Vineyard Pride Mountain Vineyard is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends smoothly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage.

Eighty-three vineyard acres drape across the gentle rolling crest of the Mayacamas Mountains some 2000 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley. Being on the mountaintop provides many of the vines with desirable southern exposures, which is unique for a Spring Mountain property. The elevation also puts the vineyards above the morning fog that often blankets the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, with the result that the vines are bathed in sunshine from dawn to dusk.

During the growing season, the average temperature at Pride Mountain Vineyard is several degrees cooler than in the Napa Valley, which is beneficial to protecting the natural acidity of the grapes. The daily temperature fluctuations are also much smaller, with morning temperatures being considerably warmer and afternoon temperatures considerably cooler than in the Napa Valley. This results in gradual, steady ripening and long hang times.

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