Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Deep ruby in color, this wine boasts aromas of raspberry and blueberry perfumed with floral notes and touches of cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate, cherry and raspberry fruit comes forward with layers of cassis, blueberry, vanilla cream, spice, and a sweet note. The texture is smooth and silky with well-integrated tannins and good acidic weight. The wine finishes long and polished.
Blend: Expressive and elegant, this exceptionally food-friendly wine will pair delightfully with a variety of dishes, from grilled T-bone steaks with chimichurri sauce, to miso-marinated sea bass or grilled salmon. For a perfect cheese pairing, Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, patterned after traditional English Cheddar, has the fullness, complexity, and ambition to match this wine.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Jeb DunnuckThe only 2016 presented, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spent 16-18 months in American oak and reveals a saturated purple color as well as a ripe, sexy style in its blackberry, plums, vanilla bean, and spice-laced aromas and flavors. Loaded with fruit, it still stays balanced and pure, with silky tannins and a great finish. I don't think it's going to make old bones, but it's a beautiful, pleasure-bent beauty.
Wine SpectatorA ripe and friendly style, with açaí berry, plum and warm licorice notes mixed together, carried by polished tannins through a vanilla-coated finish. Drink now through 2021. 19,150 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and resinous nose of herbs and earthy notions over baked blackberries and prunes. It's full-bodied, raisiny and chewy in the mouth with a slightly hot finish.
VinousPine Ridge's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is an attractive fruity wine to drink now and over the next handful of years, while the sweet red cherry and plum fruit retains its youthful vibrancy. This mid-weight, gracious Cabernet will drink well with minimal cellaring.