2019 Pine Ridge Vineyards Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points, Wine Enthusiast
Our steep, densely planted Stags Leap District estate has been the heart of the winery since Pine Ridge Vineyards was founded here in a farmhouse in 1978. This wine is a pure and exquisite expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District AVA.
The wine’s color is deep purple, bringing to mind “Smoke on the Water”, presenting a dark, concentrated rendition of this mainstay. Redolent with blue and black fruits, the aromatics are metered by notes of cinnamon, white pepper and cola. With a bright vibrancy that belies its power, juicy notes of chocolate covered blueberry, meld with those of Earl Grey tea and bay leaf on the palate. The velvety smoothness of the tannin structure brings a refined element to the wine’s finish.