Mount Eden Estate Old Vine Reserve Cabernet


Tech Notes

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Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 1991

The grapes ripened slowly in our Cabernet vineyards in 1988. The maxim is that slow development yields maximum flavor complexity since the subtle perfumes and nuances of flavor take time to come into the berries. This only transpires during the final stages of ripening. In addition, the all-important tannins, which are such a dominant force in Cabernet Sauvignon, transform during this time from hard to soft. This process fgives the wine a pleasing texture and feel in the mouth.

The 1988 Cabernet is made exclusively from the old low-yielding vines planted during the 1950’s. This very small crop produced a concentrated wine full of cassis, cherry, and anise flavors. Compelling for its inner vitality, this wine’s prime drinkability will be between 1995 and 2005.



535 Cases


22020 Mount Eden Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070