Another new release from our friends at Pine Ridge, the 2009 release of the winery’s flagship Cabernet.
This expression is a very jammy, fruit-forward wine, in keeping with the house style and along the lines of 2008 release. Big blueberry notes like this are a touch out of place in a Napa Cab, but the hints of leather, licorice, and tobacco on the finish remind you at least of a sense of place. This is a more agreeable wine than last year’s model, but it is still a wine in search of its balance.
B / $43 / pineridgewinery.com
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