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Pine Ridge Vineyards
5901 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

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Vintage
2016
Stags Leap District
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon

We source this intense, elegant wine from our four estates in Stags Leap District. We harvest the vineyards by hand in the cool night hours and age the wine in new French oak. Concentrated and rich, and redolent with flavors of plum, black raspberry, black currant, and cola. The texture is velvety and creamy. Leathery tannins and juicy acidity frame the structure of this balanced, delicious wine. This wine would be the highlight of any dinner party. Try pairing with an aged porterhouse steak with scalloped potatotoes, spring lamb stew with fennel and peas, or our winery chef’s recipe of radicchio risotto.

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Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$140.00
 
SKU: PRCSST16Q
2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes
Pencil shavings, dark plum, coffee, hazelnut, bing cherry, and cinnamon graham cracker aromas jump from the glass. The sweet, ripe entry reveals toasty oak and rich layered flavors mimicking the aromas. The fruit carries through to the finish, which is long, spicy, and brooding. This is an elegant wine to enjoy now or save and watch it develop further.
Production Notes
The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.
Vineyard Notes
The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties on steeply terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, resulting in very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Aging
Aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels enhances the complex intensity of this memorable wine.
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine & Spirits
90
Wine Advocate
93