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2011 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Pine Ridge 2011 Napa Cabernet

Winery: Pine Ridge

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 1% Merlot, & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $54

Cases produced: 4,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 5, 2014

Wine Review: This very dark ruby and opaque colored Napa Valley Cabernet opens with an inviting blueberry bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth, and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and black cherry-cola blend with hints of oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and fruit flavors stick around for quite some time. I would pair this very good fruit forward Cab with grilled Angus steak tips. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine presents a beautiful opaque ruby hue in the glass as well as a bountiful bouquet that matches the intensity of its color. Lush aromas of dark currant and deep black cherry are pleasantly pronounced as they are joined by touches of fresh vanilla bean, graham cracker and toasted cinnamon. The velvety palate opens with flavors of luscious red cherry, cassis and briary blackberry fruit that melt into hints of star anise, ground clove and sweet tobacco leaf and are carried by supple tannins through the lasting finish. Deliciously fruit-forward and vibrant, this is a fantastic food wine, and will pair beautifully alongside a variety of dishes, from braised beef shortribs, to a seared ahi tuna burger, or roast chicken with herbed new potatoes and sauteed seasonal vegetables.

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