Pine Ridge Andrus Reserve 1998

Pine Ridge Andrus Reserve 1998

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ws
89
wa
87
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
Brand Pine Ridge
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorA solid effort, dark, rich and chewy, with ripe plum and currant flavors that are firm and concentrated, with a touch of black cherry, sage and dust berry. Finishes with a rustic aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2009. 700 cases made.

James Laube, 2004
  • wa87

Wine AdvocatePine Ridge's flagship red wine offering, the 1998 Andrus Reserve (a proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot), exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as aromas of graphite, black currants, plums, and a touch of oak. Medium-bodied flavors reveal black fruits as well as a notion of chocolate. Aggressive tannin gives the wine an attenuated finish, thus precluding a higher rating. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2014.

Robert Parker, June 28, 2002