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1996 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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About Pride Mountain Vineyards

Nestled above the Spring Mountain fog, on the Napa-Sonoma county line, Pride Mountain Vineyard sits on a former 340-acre agricultural Summit Ranch. In 1989, when Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased the spread they planned on growing grapes to sell, but soon caught the bug and built a winery.

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1996 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Pride Mountain Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1999

Saturated ruby. Subtle, perfumed, slightly high-toned aromas of cassis and redcurrant; ripe and highly aromatic. Big, lush and dense, with superripe flavors of plum and graphite. Plenty of underlying structure. The tannins here are riper than those of the franc, and the finish is long and smooth.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

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