Rain Total in 2019: 52 inches
Yield: 2 tons per acre
Harvest Dates: September 27th- October 11th, hand harvested
Numbers @ Harvest: 23.2° Brix, 3.40 pH, 7.0 grams acidity
Fermentation: Native Ferments
Barrel: 100% barrel aged in 50$ new and 50% one-year-old French and American Oak
Aging: 22 months
Bottling: July 2021, no fining or filtration
Release Date: Fall 2023
Mount Eden is unique in the world of California Cabernet. We are perched in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountain range, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The cool east-facing position of our Cabernet vines, their altitude (1600 feet) and the primary soils that have emerged as the mountain has evolved give these grapes a matchless terroir.
The wine is intense yet elegant as a beautiful bouquet of violet, iron, roasted meat, and rose petal greet the nose. It is balanced yet powerful on the palate with flavors of currant and soil-influenced minerality.
As with all of our Mount Eden Estate Cabernets, this wine reaps the rewards of decanting in its early years and will age for decades in a good cellar.