PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS NAPA
Pine Ridge Vineyards is another one of our must-stops every time we visit Napa Valley. Founded in 1978 by Gary Andrus, Pine Ridge Vineyards is located in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, renowned for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon wines that display the epitome of power and elegance.
Sustainability is an important part of the Pine Ridge mission. They take great pride in taking every step to preserve the ecosystem of the region, highlighted by their Napa Green certification documenting a commitment to responsible stewardship of the land. This stewardship allows Pine Ridge to produce varietals expressive of their natural origin that remains complex and elegant for years to come.
Along with regular tastings, Pine Ridge Vineyards offers 3 other unique tasting experiences along with a larger group experience.
We selected the amazing “Savor Pine Ridge Experience” that is held in the fabulous Cellar 47 located in their beautiful wine cave. This is an amazing 5-course offering that is promoted as “A food and wine pairing for your senses”! The first course was a perfect Zucchini Fritter with a Mushroom Salad and Crème Fraiche perfectly paired with their 2015 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.
Next, we were served a Tortilla Espanola with Salsa Verde nicely matched with their 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. This was followed by a delectable Pork Picadillo Empanada paired with another outstanding Cab, the 2014 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon!
The 4th course consisted of a perfect Duck Rillette Toast, with Cherry Apricot Aigre-Doux expertly paired with their 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
The “coup de grace” 5th course was an outstanding Smoked Trout Gougere with Pickled Red Onion and Apple slices. What made this 5th course superb was the pairing with Pine Ridge’s’ “Flagship Wine” the absolutely amazing 2014 Fortis Cabernet Sauvignon.
This entire experience is a Cabernet lover’s dream, 5 perfect small plates paired with 5 different fabulous Cabernet Sauvignons!
Pine Ridge Vineyards is conveniently located on the Silverado Trail in the heart of the Stags Leap District. For further information and to set up one of their outstanding tasting experiences go to www.pineridgewine.com; or call 1-800-400-6647.
Do not miss a visit to Pine Ridge Vineyards on your next Napa Valley adventure!!