Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet sauvignon 2009
2009 Pride Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Napa 50% Sonoma
The 2009 vintage was a classic one for Cabernet on top of the mountain, producing a wine of pure varietal character, suppleness on the mid-palate and age-worthy structure and intensity. Warm, sunny summer weather met with a cooling period during September that pushed our harvest back to the last two weeks of October and into November, with the last Cabernet grapes harvested on November 3rd. Each of the 11 separate blocks that contribute to this wine were picked and fermented separately and after aging in French oak barrels for 19 months, the final cuvée was assembled in June and bottled in July. Particularly notable in this vintage is that all 11 lots were truly fantastic. Notes of blackberry, ripe plum, black tea, cassis and dark chocolate create an intriguing aromatic interplay, while the opaque, blue-black color, voluptuous mouthfeel and natural acidity balance the wine's mountain tannins, creating a wine with no sharp edges.