Napa Valley Cabernet doesn't get much better than when made by the so very capable hands of the folks at Pride Mountain Vineyards. This incarnation of Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic example of Mountain Cab: concentrated and layered with exotic complexity that emerges just beyond its fruit-driven intro. 27 lots of cabernet were night-harvested and transferred to individual fermentation vats, where they were cold-soaked for several days before being gently warmed for fermentation. After 20 days on skins, the wines were drained to French oak barrels, 50 to 60% new, where they were aged as separate wine lots for the next nine months. In August, pre-blending began, followed by an additional 11 months of barrel aging before the final additions were made to the blend: 5% petit verdot for spice and acidity, and 2.5% merlot for roundness and red fruit accents.