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Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2019

$204.99 x 6

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
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Additional information

Bottles per case

6

Price range per bottle

$100.00 and over

Unit

750

Grape variety

Cabernet & Cabernet Blends

Vintage

2019

Country

California

Region

Central Coast

Sub region

Santa Cruz Mountains

Winery

Wine type

Red Table Wine

Payment Type

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Collection

Mount Eden & Domaine Eden

The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA holds a special distinction: It is home to the only two estate-bottled mountain-grown Cabernets that are truly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Both have been at it awhile. The first is Ridge Monte Bello (1962), the second is Mount Eden Estate. In 1945, legendary vintner Martin Ray began to develop Mount Eden’s estate vineyard on a rugged mountaintop in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today, the site consists of 40 acres of low-yielding vines. Planted in infertile Franciscan shale, the vineyards are 25 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, and enjoy a cool yet sunny climate above the fog line. The growing season there is long, and naturally low yields, along with slow, steady maturation, result in incredibly intense fruit.

If you appreciate the qualities that result in Bordeaux varietals grown on the edge – namely, low alcohols, earth-driven flavours, and unique terroir – Cabernet from the Santa Cruz Mountains are prime examples. These are lower alcohol wines with full flavours that evolve beautifully with time.

Estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux-style blend of approximately 75% Cabernet, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Fruit is macerated in small open-top stainless steel tanks, and then fermented by naturally occurring yeast. The young wine was aged in new French oak for nearly two years before it was bottled, unfiltered and unfined, and aged another two years prior to release. It has a long life ahead. The winery prides itself in an “Old World” style, and note that this is the most compelling vin de garde¬†they’ve produced in the last three decades.

There is a notable depth of flavour, texture, vibrancy, and richness. The nose is all nuanced black currant, graphite, and mountain flowers. Fine integrated tannins buttress characteristic flavours of red currant, blackberry and earth. Recommended cellaring is ten to fifteen years, after which you will be rewarded with a complex and vibrant California Cabernet that shines among wines that cost over twice the price!

“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is everything this wine should be and can be. Floral, deep and yet also light on its feet, the 2019 is a model of total elegance. Crushed flowers, herbs, menthol, rose petal and sweet pipe tobacco run through a core of red-toned Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The 2019 is perhaps not quite as explosive as the best wines in this range, but it does possess magnificent finesse and tons of personality. Don’t miss it.”
95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2023

“Dried meat, toasty wood, savory leather and black plum-elderberry aromas converge on the nose of this bottling. There is a savory, toasty combination to the palate, where dried dill, soy and cocoa flavors decorate the strawberry and cherry fruits.”
93 points, Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, December 2023

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