2004 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Alc. 14.5%, $66
Poppped and poured (Spiegelau Authenits Bordeaux stems). Nice clear, dark ruby color - not black. The nose needed coaxing, but included lurking blueberry, boysenberry and vanilla aromas. Quite tannic, but fully packed with pure mountain fruit and very nice structure. This isn't quite as punchy as some other Pride Cabs I've had, but a more tight, constructed style. Very young, but very promising. We re-tasted after about 3 hours in the corked bottle and it had closed up tight, with a tart, clipped finish. I'll re-taste again tonight. 92+ points.