Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend (Approx):79% Cabernet Sauvignon12% Merlot7% Cabernet Franc2% Petit VerdotBarrel Regimen - 50% new French & American and 3 years - 50%; natural fermentations aged 24 months in barrelAlcohol - 13.5%• Estate vineyards have been growing Cabernet since the late 1940s• Cool coast vineyard, which results in a lower alcohol, yet full-flavored wine that ages gracefully• Fermented in small open top tanks, using natural yeast• Macerated 14 days on the skins, punched down by hand• Wine is racked six or seven times during the course of its two-year barrel aging2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 93WS
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
$110 reg$99.99 SALE
net (Compare to Ridge Monte Bello at $220+)Surrounded by miles of rugged forest, our vineyards are an island on the mountaintop. Originally planted in the early 1950s, our Cabernet Vineyards are the longest producing Cabernet vineyards at elevation in any coastal appellation. The combination of our cool coastal climate and mountain soils produce a wine like no other in California. 2017 was a fabulous year for our estate. Generous winter rainfall allowed our vineyards to recover from the previous drought years. The crop size was average, and the weather at the final stages of ripening was comfortably cool. - winery97 pts Vinous Media (Galloni)
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is going to need a number of years to come around. The only question is how many. In 2017, the Mount Eden Cabernet is shockingly opulent. Inky black fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice, leather and incense are all dialed up in this super-sized Cabernet. Even so, there is plenty of structure lurking beneath. I can't wait to see how this ages.
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