A profusion of ripe and spicy black cherry aromas lure you in.
The aromas explode in the mouth with a layer of vanilla that fills the middle with amazing richness and viscosity. Don’t make any immediate plans for your mouth after that first taste – the finish will keep your taste buds busy long into the evening. Enjoy this wine in its vibrant youth, or tuck it away – bottle aging will only enhance its graces.
One of the darkest Cabs we’ve ever bottled, it is a wine like this that gets people excited about big, blockbuster, California Cabs. Starting with 95+ points from Robert Parker on the first Pride Reserve Cab in 1994 and followed by 98 points on the 1995, 99 points on the 1996 and 97+ points on the 1997, this has long been the critics favorite.
Bottled: Dec. 2001.
Fermentation: Stainless steel.
Cooperage: French Oak.