Mount Eden Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux-style blend of approximately 75% Cabernet, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, although the cepage varies by vintage. This high mountain, cool coastal vineyard is an unusual site for California Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting its refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol. Fine integrated tannins buttress characteristic flavors of red currant, blackberry and earth. Recommended cellaring is ten to fifteen years.
Wine Advocate 93 points - Mount Eden’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes across as silky, perfumed and impeccably balanced. Dark red berries, flowers, mint and spices flesh out in this gracious, medium-bodied wine. The Estate is all about subtlety and class. Sweet floral notes reappear to frame the exquisite finish. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. (Aug 2012)
Our present-day estate cabernet sauvignon vines were planted in the early 1980ís using cuttings taken from the vines originally planted in the 1950ís by Martin Ray. Although they are relatively young, yields are still low, typically one to two tons per acre. The vines are trellised in a modern fashion, which allows for a more uniform ripening. The vineyard also contains small blocks of merlot and cabernet franc.
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|Our estate cabernet sauvignon is a Bordeaux-style blend of approximately 75% cabernet, 22% merlot, and 3% cabernet franc, although the cepage varies by vintage. This high mountain, cool coastal vineyard is an unusual area for California cabernet sauvignon. Refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol reflect this uniqueness. Fine integrated tannins buttress typical flavors of red currant, blackberry, and earth. Cellaring between ten to fifteen years in recommended.