94 points - Robert Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
From the Stags Leap District (the home base of Pine Ridge), the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with notes of dark chocolate, spring flowers, black cherries and black currants. This medium to full-bodied, flavorful, pure wine possesses lots of nobility, intensity and richness, but there is not a hard edge to be found in this beauty. For sheer complexity, it is hard to beat. Moreover, it should drink well for 10-15
93 points - Wine Enthusiast
"So ripe and beautiful in fruit and oak, so balanced in tannins and acids, that it’s hard to know whether to enjoy this Cab now or age it. Right now, it’s elaborate in blackberry, cherry, currant and new oak flavors, wrapped into insanely fine tannins. But it’s also balanced enough to develop bottle complexity over the next 10 years.” -
Presenting a bouquet that is both savory and sweet,
this deep ruby wine expresses rich aromas of ripe, brambly blackberry, sweet red cherry and blackcurrant, enrobed by wisps of smoky oak, Oolong tea, dried sage leaf and dark chocolate mocha. Leading with vivid cherry and fresh raspberry fruits, the lush palate echoes with nuances of white pepper, maple-brown sugar and sweet basil, underscored by velvety tannins on the graceful finish.
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