How much is a 2001 bottle of Pine Ridge Cabernet (Stag's Leap District)?
In response to the current answers the Pine Rodge website lists the 2003 Stags Leap District Cabernet at 80.00 +. How could the 2001 be worh less?
- LAUGHING MAGPIELv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sorry if it's not as you expected but even if the '03 is over $100. the '01 isn't.
Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Stags Leap 2001
This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The estate-bottled 2001 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Rich aromas of black cherry, earth and cocoa dominate this medium to full-bodied Cabernet. A silky, supple entry is followed by a mid-palate marked by flavors of blueberry, chocolate and dark fruits. The finish is expansive, concentrated and complex. With its firm, well-structured tannins it may be consumed now or cellar aged for up to ten years for future enjoyment.
The gorgeous, dark ruby/purple-hued 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap offers scents of new oak, flowers, black and red fruits in a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, well-balanced style. Anticipated maturity: now-2018. Wine Enthusiast 94 points (Oct 2004)
This seriously luxurious wine really flatters the palate with its sumptuous fruit, ripe and big but not overbearing, and the overall balance. The blackcurrant, cassis, plum, mocha, smoky oak and spicy flavors swim in wonderfully sweet, fine tannins. A spine of acidity keeps it all honest. Gorgeous now, and will age through 2015 or beyond. Robert Parker 93 points (Feb 2005)
Wine maker notes
VINEYARD: The Stags Leap District’s climate leads to slow, even fruit development. San Pablo Bay marine influences result in moderate temperatures, foggy mornings, and warm late afternoons throughout the growing season. The majority of our estate vineyards in this region grow on steeply-terraced hillsides with Bale clay loam soils. The Bordeaux varietals are densely planted, with spacings ranging from 4 x 6 feet to as narrow as 3 x 5 feet, which allow competition between the vines, producing lower yields per vine with a greater intensity of flavor.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested in late September and the first week of October, pumped over traditionally and macerated on the skins for 24-33 days. The wine was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation, and aged in 85% new, and 15% one-year-old heavily-toasted French oak barrels for 17 months. The wine was bottled in May 2003 without fining or filtration.
Stags Leap District
2480 Hollywood & Vine
Country: UNITED STATES
Sub-Region: NAPA COUNTY
Appellation: STAGS LEAP DISTRICT
Grape Varietal: CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Type: Still wine
2001 Pine Ridge "Stag's Leap District" Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Last Call on the 2001 Vintage! - 93 points Robert Parker: "The gorgeous, dark ruby/purple-hued 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap offers scents of new oak, flowers, black and red fruits in a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, well-balanced style. Anticipated maturity: now-2018." (02/05)
- 1 decade ago
I am going to say the price is around 30 dollars, give or take a few bucks. There are actually two Stags Leap wineries. One is quite a bit more than the other. I can't remember off the top of my head but the the apostrophe is placed differently on the two. There is Stags' Leap and Stag's Leap. Be sure to check that out because there is a big taste and value difference as well.
I hope that helps you out.
- docschollLv 61 decade ago
A lot of this depends on the growing season.
Although I don't have access to that years vintage, it is possible that the grapes came in too early (due to hot weather), or too late (rainy or cold weather) and thus caused the fruit to ripen unusually fast or slow.
This throws a kink in the whole darn thing.
Pine Ridge is a very good company...but a tip for ya: there are plenty of very good cabs from norther Cali for a whole lot less.
Wine is a food, a living agricultural product.
It is subject to heat and cold, even in the bottle.
Treat it with care and you'll enjoy the rewards.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I've seen it between $65 and $75, but for a real treat, track down the "Andrus Reserve" by the same maker. Tends to be a bit more, but I'd put it side by side with Opus or Heitz Cellars any day and keep the money I would have spent on those other two in my pocket.Source(s): Sommelier
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- 1 decade ago
Around $70Source(s): Any other wine questions, feel free to email me. Ok who gave me a thumbs down and why? Email me....I want to know. To answer your second question....inflation. The only reason why the the '01 would be more expensive is if it is no longer was readily available, and you were paying a premium. The second option is if that particular vintage got a really good rating by wine spectator, etc.....then the price would go up even more. The '01 was a good year, but not enough to inflate the prices.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
03 was a much better year than 01 therefore the 03 is worth more, Pine Ridge is an excellent cab. so no matter what year it is it will be very good, Pine Ridge is very consistent.