1998 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 91
  • ST 90

Reviews for 1998 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2002
The opaque purple-colored 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is extraordinarily full-bodied and powerful with unbelievable finesse and harmony for a wine of such great extract and richness. Pure creme de cassis intermixed... The opaque purple-colored 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is extraordinarily full-bodied and powerful with unbelievable finesse and harmony for a wine of such great extract and richness. Pure creme de cassis intermixed with licorice minerals smoke and incense is accompanied by sweet tannin well-integrated acidity wood and alcohol and a stupendous finish lasting nearly 45 seconds. The wine is approachable but should age easily for two decades. The limited production Reserve cuvee (450 cases) is an expression of California winemaking at its most compelling.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2001
Ideally balanced displaying supple-textured currant coffee herb anise sage and toasty oak flavors that are all sharply focused and that turn firm and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 348 cases made. (JL)
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2015
Good dark red. Highly expressive aromas of dark berries, truffle, meat, white pepper and exotic spices. Distinctly drier than the 1997 but with pungent acidity intensifying the flavors of black cherry, herbs, resin and... Good dark red. Highly expressive aromas of dark berries, truffle, meat, white pepper and exotic spices. Distinctly drier than the 1997 but with pungent acidity intensifying the flavors of black cherry, herbs, resin and peppery spices. The palate doesn't quite deliver what the nose promises but there's no shortage of personality here, especially for a wine from a difficult vintage. The tannins seem resolved but still retain a distinct firmness. This reminded me of a cross between a Bordeaux and a northern Rhône wine. According to Steve Pride, the estate's Cabernet was picked into the second week of December!