While the Estate is a singular voice, the Domaine is a chorus. Complex, given the five varieties in the cepage, this Cabernet has aromas of briary currant, sage, mint and sweet oak. Less tannis and acidity on the palate than is evident in the Estate, there is an earlier window of enjoyable drinking.
The Domaine Eden Cabernet program is a combination of Bordeaux varieties, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Eden, Domaine Eden and three exquisite sites in Saratoga and Los Gatos. It is a true Bordeaux blend encompassing the top five Bordeaux grapes varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot with small additions of Petit Verdot and Malbec. We practice the Mount eden parameters of low yields, maximum maturity and cool climate viticulture to achieve balanced ripeness.
|Wine maker notes|
|We ferment the lots separately using natural fermentations and French oak. Aging this wine to maturity for two years, we do not fine or filter prior to bottling, just like our Estate regime. The ultimate goal is a classic Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet reflecting our mid-appellation region.|