Pine Ridge Vineyards
2008 Cave 7 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Top Secret Cave 7
Incredible wine alert: Today’s wine is the finest Cabernet Sauvignon that we’ve tasted in recent memory. We have a limited number of cases available and we hope that you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to taste this truly amazing Napa Valley Cabernet.
Today’s 2008 Pine Ridge Cave 7 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon set our tasting panel alight. Everyone on the panel was simply floored - and we all came away from the tasting in agreement that wine is one of the best Napa Cabs that we’ve ever featured.
With layer upon layer of rich, concentrated flavors and some of the most enticing aromas, this wine will have you spending a very long time with each glass. With every swirl, every sniff and every sip, the wine reveals itself in new ways. Just when you think that you couldn’t possibly find more aromas or flavors, voilá, more appear!
Ready to enjoy now, this wine has enough backbone to last for a decade or more. We can’t wait to see how it evolves!
Darkest magenta with a deep heart that is nearly opaque. As you spin the wine, it clings to the glass, leaving behind a dark coating.
Super dark and ultra lush with layers of dark fruit, spice and earth in perfect harmony. Black cherry, blackberry, dark cedar, dark tobacco leaf, dark dried leather, baking spice and dried wild mushroom.
Just as complex and layered on the palate, with delicious flavors of blackberry and dark cherry compote, stewed plum, dusty bramble, subtle spice and dried currant.
Flavors completely coat the palate before supple, integrated tannins gradually dry the palate.
This wine would be simply superb with a roasted leg of lamb with a moroccan rub and fresh mint leaf.
What the Winery Says
: Displaying a dense garnet-black hue, this special blend mesmerizes the nose with a blend of blackberry and cassis aromas supported by undertones of green olive, fresh-ground coffee and leather. The wine boldly greets the palate with bright, ripe black cherry and black raspberry fruits that gradually give way to hints of earthy bramble, baker’s cocoa and sweet cinnamon toast. The intense flavors endure amid silky tannins through the lengthy, toffee-caramel finish.
- Michael Beaulac
- Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec
- Aging Potential
- 8 to 10 years
About the Winery
Poised, balanced and classically proportioned, the expressive wines born from our estate vineyards spanning the Napa Valley reflect a distinctive Old World approach to winemaking coupled with a commitment to future sustainability and innovation.
The desire to uncover and showcase the exceptional qualities of the diverse estate vineyards that span 200-acres across five appellations is the core of the Pine Ridge winemaking philosophy. A thirty year relationship with the land brings a deeply layered knowledge of the specific climates, soils and vines of each vineyard. Over the years, a deep knowledge and savoir-faire has developed of which rootstocks do best in each respective vineyard, specific block requirements to produce the most optimal fruit and what each vineyard contributes to the flavor profile of the wines. Every season brings new knowledge and understanding to apply and continuously fine tune the entire growing and production process in order to encourage the fruit – and the wines – a purity of flavor distinct to their site.