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2021 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Pine Ridge 2021 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Pine Ridge

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petite Sirah & 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: January 9, 2024

Wine Review: This slightly cloudy and very dark mahogany colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Pine Ridge opens with a black currant and Dr. Pepper bouquet with hints of saddle leather, violets, and eucalyptus. On the palate, this very young wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, smooth, savory, and bright. The flavor profile is black currant and stone dust blend with notes of cedar, black pepper, and blackberry. We also detected some hints of Dr. Pepper and dark chocolate. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins build-up and last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with Italian beef braciole or with a Kona coffee encrusted prime rib. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: While admiring the cranberry red hue, forward fruit aromatics of black cherry and cassis begin to make your mouth water before the first sip! On the palate, juicy notes of blueberry compote and cherry cordial meld seamlessly with hints of cinnamon and cream soda. The wine methodically transitions from the bright, round entry through the viscous midpalate and onto a broad-shouldered finish. This is where hints of clove, graham cracker and toasted marshmallow are juxtaposed with those of dark roast coffee and Bing cherry. This wine can be enjoyed now but will benefit from another 10 to 20 years of bottle age. It pairs beautifully with a vegetarian chili and cornbread slathered in a generous helping of sweet cream butter.

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