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November 1, 2013 | Team Pine Ridge Vineyards

Stunning reviews from Robert Parker’s, The Wine Advocate

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 97 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis is meant to be the choicest selection from all of this estate’s vineyard holdings. Its opaque purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of blackberries, cassis, camphor and graphite. Super-rich, supple and full-bodied with cassis, blackberry, oak and floral flavors, this is a tour de force in winemaking as well as one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from Pine Ridge. It should offer delicious drinking over the next 20-25 years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 94 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“From the Stags Leap District (the home base of Pine Ridge), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notes of dark chocolate, spring flowers, black cherries and black currants. This medium to full-bodied, flavorful, pure wine possesses lots of nobility, intensity and richness, but there is not a hard edge to be found in this beauty. For sheer complexity, it is hard to beat. Moreover, it should drink well for 10-15 years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 93 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford offers up beautiful aromas of tar, truffles, forest floor and black fruits. Broad, full-bodied, expansive and opulent, this stunning, silky, irresistible 2010 is filled with purity, power and symmetry. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 92 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The deep ruby/purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville exhibits more floral notes (acacia flowers) intermixed with blueberries, black currants and hints of vanillin as well as Christmas spices. Round, velvety tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel make for an approachable and impressively well-made Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 15 or more years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 91+ points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses the raspberry, rhubarb, crushed rock and floral characteristics I often associate with Howell Mountain. A touch of graphite is also present in this more masculine, fuller-bodied, rich, dense, beautifully textured Cabernet. It is another stunning effort from Pine Ridge, who seems to be doing their best work at present. The Howell Mountain cuvee should drink well young, but last for 20+ years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 96-100 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The flagship, uber cuvee is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis. Slightly more restrained than the single appellation wines, it boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a plethora of flowery scents intermixed with blueberry liqueur and black currants, a touch of background oak, an incredible core of richness, sweetness and precision, and a finish that lasts nearly 60 seconds. This young, promising wine is truly world-class! It should provide immense pleasure over the next 25 years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 95-97 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap combines elegance and finesse with unbridled power as well as spectacular depth and richness. Black currant, blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with floral, licorice and foresty notes are followed by a full-bodied, opulent, magnificent expression of Stags Leap that will age for 20+ years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 94-96 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is another prodigious example of Pine Ridge’s abilities and talents. Graphite, floral, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and coffee notes provide the entire spectrum of red, blue and black fruits. In the mouth, the wine reveals no hard edges, just sweet tannin and an explosion of fruit, glycerin and intensity. This knock-out Cabernet is another compelling reason to buy this estate’s wines.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 94-96 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is another blockbuster, rich, concentrated, spectacular example of Rutherford fruit. This compelling 2012 is slightly fruitier and fleshier than the 2010.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 93-95 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville exhibits a dense purple color along with loads of licorice, cassis, spring flower and forest floor-like notes. Full-bodied, opulent, fleshy and succulent, this wine should drink well for 15-20 years.”

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Sample was given a projected rating of 90-92 points by Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate!

“The 2012s barrel samples I tasted include the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, an inky/purple-colored wine with loads of flowery black currant fruit, sweet tannins and a slightly more generous, fleshier, fatter mid-palate and finish than the 2010′s. It will last 15+ years.”

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Cheers,

Your friends at Pine Ridge Vineyards

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