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March 1, 2014 | Team Pine Ridge Vineyards

Wine Enthusiast Scores from April 2014

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 FORTIS Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 94 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“If you’re looking for classic Napa Cabernet, this utterly delicious bottling is right there. Blended with some Petit Verdot and Merlot, it’s a selection of the winery’s extensive acreage across the Stags Leap, Rutherford, Carneros and Oakville appellations, showcasing the synergy of blending. The wine is dry, full-bodied, firm in tannins and extraordinarily lush, with blackberry, black currant, chocolate, plum, toasty oak and spice flavors. It’s so good now that you can drink it, but it holds the inherent balance to age for up to 15 years.” — S.H.

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 93 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“So ripe and beautiful in fruit and oak, so balanced in tannins and acids, that it’s hard to know whether to enjoy this Cab now or age it. Right now, it’s elaborate in blackberry, cherry, currant and new oak flavors, wrapped into insanely fine tannins. But it’s also balanced enough to develop bottle complexity over the next 10 years.” — S.H.

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 93 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“So ripe and rich in raspberries, cherries, red currants and cocoa, with sweet, buttered toast new French oak complexities, this Cab is fantastic to drink now. It shows all the flash and gorgeousness you want in a Napa Cab. Will it age? Yes, for a long time, but you’re best off uncorking it over the next few years for its sheer beauty.” — S.H.

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2012 Dijon Clones Chardonnay was rated 92 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“This is the winery’s best Dijon Clones Chardonnay ever. It shows the balanced, long hangtime fruit of the vintage, bursting with ripe flavors of pineapples, oranges, honeydew melons and pears, along with toasty new French oak and vibrant acidity. What a yummy wine to drink with scallops or crab.” — S.H.

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 92 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“This 100% Cabernet shows the extensive tannins of its mountain terroir. But, as hard as they are, they’re refined enough to drink now. The flavors are wonderfully ripe in blackberries and cassis, with sweet caramel and butterscotch from new French oak. The wine will develop bottle complexity through at least 2018.” — S.H.

Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was rated 92 points in the April issue of Wine Enthusiast!

“This 100% Cab shows Oakville’s firm tannins, balanced acids and dryness, as well as its black currant and cassis flavors, in a wine of great elegance and sophistication. It doesn’t seem like an ager, but it sure is deliciously fancy to drink over the next few years with your favorite Cabernet-friendly fare.” — S.H.

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