Mount Eden “Domaine Eden” Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 [6/cs]

California Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

“Once again, this more affordable “younger brother” to the Mount Eden bottling competes with gusto. Including 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, it shows savoury black plum, black pepper, char, leather and dried herb aromas on the nose. The palate is hearty and almost salty tasting, with beef, charred black fruit, pine resin and caramel flavours. Very satisfying and full of umami characteristics.”

93 points + Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017


“Domaine Eden, the second label of the historic Mount Eden Vineyards, produces some of the best value wines in California, and the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is terrific. Expressive notes of raspberry and crushed wild berries mingle with cassis and floral top notes, introducing a supple, open-knit palate with light, sapid tannins, zingy acids and a vibrant core of fruit. Juicy and delicious.”

92 points, Decanter, May 2017


“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Domaine Eden is a touch more reserved today than it was a year ago, opening in the glass with aromas of crushed wild berries, raspberries, raw cocoa and tobacco, all framed by cedary new oak. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a nicely layered mid-palate, fine tannins and a tangy finish. Cellar it for a couple of years and then follow it for a decade or more.”

92 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, May 2018


“Jeffrey Patterson blends this wine from five Bordeaux varieties—mostly cabernet sauvignon—and from five vineyard sites, including Mount Eden, Domaine Eden and three other growers in Saratoga. It’s a silken 2014, with tannins that are as dark and tight as wild blueberry skins. Those tannins give it a youthful savor, though they don’t detract from its immediate drinkability, offering a delicious and distinctly Santa Cruz Mountains cabernet.”

92 points, Wine & Spirits, Oct 2017