Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
|Brand||Pride Mountain Vineyards|
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has held up well, although the first signs of fraying can be seen around the edges. There is still plenty of depth left, that is obvious, but some of the freshness is starting to fade. Red plum, mint, mocha and blood orange open nicely in the glass. Even so, it is pretty clear the 2011 will not improve, although it might remain at this plateau of maturity for a few years before the fruit totally fades.
In this gorgeous wine marked by dancing acidity, dry tannins persist around dense layers of black pepper, black cherry and cedar, all of which integrate well with the oak. A nice representation of a cooler vintage, the wine possesses plenty of richness and power balanced exquisitely with a sense of brightness on the palate. Enjoy through 2021.