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WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by Jay Labrador » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:14 am

Lockdown Wine #90. Very dark and youthful looking. Opaque. Surprisingly soft. Lots of sediment. Plenty of sweet spice. Black berries and a bit of chocolate. Still all about the fruit, mostly. Somewhat bitter, woody finish. Dense and rich, but very easy to drink. Finished half the bottle over dinner with the balance left for tomorrow night. Quite enjoyable at this stage but has plenty of room to get more complex. A great match and has the heft for tonight's callos madrileña and leftover pizza rustica.
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by David M. Bueker » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:48 am

I am surprised that a wine like Pride Reserve makes it all the way to you.
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by Jenise » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:17 am

Pride is one of those handful of wineries where I prefer the regular to the reserve. We drank a '92 regular last week that was magnificent.
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by Jay Labrador » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:56 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I am surprised that a wine like Pride Reserve makes it all the way to you.


It's the Filipino connection. Pride's Associate Winemaker Romel Rivera, and former Cellarmaster Lawrence Cortez are both Filipinos. Lawrence and his wife Nieves now own Corte Riva which I import. When Lawrence and Nieves come to visit they sometimes bring some Pride with them.
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by Jay Labrador » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:57 pm

Jenise wrote:Pride is one of those handful of wineries where I prefer the regular to the reserve. We drank a '92 regular last week that was magnificent.

Never had an older Pride. Maybe I should try aging some of my stash a couple of decades!
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by Jenise » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:45 am

I don't know if recent Prides would age well; the wines were probably made differently back then (what wasn't) and, of course, '92 was a very ageable vintage.
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Re: WTN: Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

by David M. Bueker » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:40 pm

2005 Pride Reserve Claret is drinking very well tonight.
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