Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Brand||Mount Eden Vineyards|
"Mount Eden's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a striking interplay of ripe, flamboyant fruit and supporting mountain structure. Fresh, vibrant and energetic to the core, this stunning, beautifully delineated Cabernet Sauvignon might need another decade to show the full breadth of its pedigree, but it's all there. Pinot Noir at Chardonnay get most of the attention and Mount Eden, yet the Cabernet can be every bit as intriguing, just as it is here. The blend includes 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot."
Smoked meats, black olive and tight fruits of cranberry and elderberry meld with dried oregano and leather on the nose of this elegant, earthy bottling from the historic producer. It's still tight and slowly unfurling on the palate, with elderberry and more barrel smoke alongside a rocky minerality. Drink 2018-2028.
Aromas of smoke and charcoal are evident and carry over to the palate, where they become dry and leathery amid a mix of dark berry, currant and gravelly earth. Shows some promise on the finish, where the flavors linger. Drink now through 2024. 1,527 cases made.