Yield: 2.1 tons per acre
Harvest: September 13th- Oct 9th
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.6° Brix, 3.44 pH, 7.5 grams acidity
Cepage: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Barrel Regimen: French 50%- 2-5 years old; American 50%- 2-5 years old
Bottling: August 2019; no fining or filtration
Release Date: Spring 2021
What do we love about this wine, beyond its beauty, is its matchlessness. No other wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains represents this part of our appellation. The final blend (82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11 % Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec) combines the historical grapes of Bordeaux sourced from impeccable local vineyard sites, either farmed or supervised by our Mount Eden team.
This wine has intense black cherry, red currant, and indescribable “walk in our forest” aromas. Youthful on the palate with abundant tannins, the flavors of deep currant, blueberry, and earth are penetrating. Expect a beautiful evolution over the next two decades.