Mount Eden Estate Old Vine Reserve Cabernet


Tech Notes

Yield: 1/2 ton per acre

Harvest: September 20th-21th

Numbers @ Harvest: 23.8 Brix, 3.46 pH, 7.2 grams acidity

Barrel Regimen: 100% new French Chateau style

Bottling: August 2002; no fining or filtration

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 2003

This is the last bottling of the Old Vine. After this harvest the vines were pulled out to be replanted. All good things come to an end eventually and it was with a heavy heart that this vineyard transcended to the big resort in the sky.

A mere nine barrels were produced. This is the swan song of a piece of ground that as produced an incredible number of classic wines, i.e. ’68, ’70, ’73, ’74, ’85, 90, ’97 and now 2000. Big and rich as one would expect with one last gasp of earthy terroir in the nose, the 2000 is sleek and youthful on the palate, with energy in the finish to indicate many years of development ahead.



218 Cases


22020 Mount Eden Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070