Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

$55

One of California's most "ageable" Cabernets comes from Mount Eden's vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This estate-bottled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, in the main, with Merlot and a soupçon of Cabernet Franc, may be an outlier in the Pinot-dominated Santa Cruz Mountains today, but it comes with quite a pedigree: The vineyard was planted with a selection from pioneering vintner Martin Ray's late 1940s vineyard. That selection of Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings was taken from the La Questa Vineyard, which in turn was grafted in the 1890s to scions from Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux, France. "Mount Eden is one of the United States' great heritage estates," writes Robert Parker (8/2012).                     98 Points Wine & Spirits:  "Open every stop on your cabernet church organ: Pure cassis. Mountain freshness. Baking spice. The pencil lead of Graves in that less-than-overripe varietal character. This is unadulterated cabernet pleasure, three words that have never come together in my mind before. Grown at an elevation of 1,800 feet, 14 miles from the coast, this vineyard traces its heritage back to Chateau Margaux,, where Emmett Rixford selected cuttings for La Questa in the 1890s. Martin Ray propagated cuttings from those vines to plant Mount Eden in the 1940s, replanted in the 1980s with a selection from Ray’s vines. Between the cool site, the exceptional vintage and pedigree of the vines, this is a true California classic.". 

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Ratings on Delectable

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

In the immortal words of Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence”!

In the immortal words of Depeche Mode “Enjoy the Silence”!

9.5

Mike R Delectable Pro

This is so good - smiles tonight

This is so good - smiles tonight

9.3

Mike R Delectable Pro

Ok it is Santa Cruz cab and my first - it was sadly a little too earthy at first - had heat - but gave it more time - and more time and more time - finally after three hours - I am having fun - enjoying - smiling black fruit, incense and sweet spices Structured yet silky tannins Extra refinement of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on the palate - not quite a true home run but a solid base hit and they are youthful - should last another 10 years Enjoy your Friday and remember to smile

Ok it is Santa Cruz cab and my first - it was sadly a little too earthy at first - had heat - but gave it more time - and more time and more time - finally after three hours - I am having fun - enjoying - smiling black fruit, incense and sweet spices Structured yet silky tannins Extra refinement of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on the palate - not quite a true home run but a solid base hit and they are youthful - should last another 10 years Enjoy your Friday and remember to smile

9.3

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Drinking in its prime... tannins and oak well integrated with the firm black fruit, complicated by asphalt and leather, with the superlative freshness of the vintage.

Drinking in its prime... tannins and oak well integrated with the firm black fruit, complicated by asphalt and leather, with the superlative freshness of the vintage.

9.1

Chris MacLean Delectable Pro

There's slightly too much sweet oak but it fades enough. Otherwise, this is an awesome wine for celebrating steak frites.

There's slightly too much sweet oak but it fades enough. Otherwise, this is an awesome wine for celebrating steak frites.

9.2

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Great responsivility to be neighbour to Ridge, very elegant, very good wine

Great responsivility to be neighbour to Ridge, very elegant, very good wine

9.2

Michael Descamps Delectable Pro

Elegant. Red-fruited. Restrained.

Elegant. Red-fruited. Restrained.

9.0

Travis Enholm Delectable Pro

2010, no where near overripe, in a good way herbaceous and subtle with grip to last a while

2010, no where near overripe, in a good way herbaceous and subtle with grip to last a while

9.2

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Amazing nose of herb garden, earth and flowers. Tart cherry and red berry notes on the palate. Very well structured.

Amazing nose of herb garden, earth and flowers. Tart cherry and red berry notes on the palate. Very well structured.

9.2

Katy Jossy Simanski Delectable Pro

Currants and cassis. Vanilla, cocoa and dill. Santa Cruz can grow cab.

Currants and cassis. Vanilla, cocoa and dill. Santa Cruz can grow cab.

9.0

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