Pride has a long history of making great wines in different styles from different winemakers.  The reserve wines are at the top of their pecking order and for my tastes the Cabernet Reserve is usually the best wine that they make.  It is a middle ground in style between a full blown fruit bomb and a left bank styled wine from either California or Bordeaux.  This one was gorgeous.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, slight coffee, a bit of graphite and a bit of earth and char.  Full bodied with a lovely texture.  Deep.  It unwinds in the glass.  Lots of cassis fruit on the palate, with some underlying tobacco and dry earth.  A bit of char on the finish.  Great balance.  This wine is very food friendly and will work great with medium or heavy foods.  At ten, it is just starting to show some mature notes and has at least a couple of decades left.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98
Vintage: 
2009
Current Price: 
$170.00USD

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