Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Expected Release Date: Early 2018
Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest: September 8th-October 3rd
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.7° Brix, 3.40 pH, 6.0 grams acidity
Cepage: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Barrel Regimen: French 50%- 2-5 years old; American 50%- 2-5 years old
Bottling: July 2016; no fining or filtration
93 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine - December 2017
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 savory 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 flavors. Very satisfying and full of umami characteristics. Editors’ Choice. —M.K.
92 points Wine & Spirits Magazine - December 2017
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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.
91 points Antonio Galloni presents Vinous - August 31, 2017
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon packs a serious punch. A rush of black cherry, plum, herb, graphite and smoke fleshes out in an exuberant, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon that offers considerable near and medium term appeal. Although not especially complex, the 2014 has a joyous radiance to it that will make it impossible to resist upon release.
91 points Wine Spectator - October 2017
Powerful and complex, uncommonly distinctive and layered, with savory dark berry, cedar, graphite, road tar and cigar box nuances. Best from 2021 through 2032.–JL
90 points JebDunnuck.com - August 24, 2017
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and aged 22 months in 20% new French and American oak. It offers a pretty bouquet of lavender, leafy herbs, tobacco leaf and cassis fruit in a medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured style. It doesn’t have the purity or elegance of the Estate release, yet has lots of character.