Pine Ridge Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Alcohol: 15.2%

Grape(s): 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec

Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA

Tasting Notes: A dark ruby wine with inviting aromas of cinnamon, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, and cedar. A juicy mid-palate shows flavors of cherry and layers of texture. The natural sweetness of the fruit balances the bright acidity and follows through to the lingering coffee and vanilla cream-laced finish.

Notes: The fruit for our vintage was harvested from September 15th to October 15th. The grapes were hand-picked at night, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and de-stemmed. This meticulous care taken in the vineyard by Vineyard Manager Gustavo Alvina and his crew delivered bright, ripe fruit, with substantial mouthfeel and complexity. Following a cold soak, a high-temperature fermentation occurred to ensure maximum flavor and color extraction. The wine was racked to 30-percent new American oak barrels and aged for 18 months prior to bottling. 70% was aged in neutral French Oak to maintain the freshness and elegance of the vintage

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep garnet-purple in color with vibrant wild blueberries, blackberries and boysenberries with red and black currants, bay leaves, lavender and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is vibrant and refreshing with a firm, grainy frame and lively finish.

The Domain: Founded in 1978 by Gary Andrus, Pine Ridge Vineyards sits in the heart of the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, famous for Cabernet Sauvignon wines of distinctive power and elegance. We strive to produce the best cabernet sauvignon in Napa Valley.

Today, the winery owns estate vineyards in five premier Napa Valley appellations: Stags Leap District, Howell Mountain, Oakville, Rutherford, and Carneros. Everyone on our team, from vineyard to cellar, is united in the desire to create wines that honor their remarkable origins with unique expression.

At Pine Ridge Vineyards, we are committed to and have always embraced sustainable practices. We take every step we can to preserve the ecosystem of our region, and our Napa Green certification demonstrates our commitment as responsible stewards of the land. Our multidisciplinary in-house Green Team meets regularly to monitor and improve our practices and to implement the latest sustainable practices, ensuring long-term viability of our business and quality of life in our community. This philosophy allows us to deliver wines that express their natural origin and will be complex and elegant for years to come.