Mount Eden Vineyards Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
|Appellation||Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Brand||Mount Eden Vineyards|
Wine EnthusiastThis bottling includes 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Sharp blackberry, smoky cedar and slightly green tomato-leaf aromas give way to a medium-bodied palate that's complex, with flavors of crushed oregano, dill, thyme and marjoram, all surrounding a smoky, juicy blackberry core.
Wine AdvocateA terrific value, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Domaine Eden has a distinctly Bordeaux-like personality in its blackcurrants, shaved pencil lead, tobacco leaf and wet stone-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, supple, elegant and balanced, it's not a heavy weight but excels on its balance, freshness and purity. Made from 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec that was raised 22 months in French and American oak, drink it anytime over the coming 6-8 years.