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Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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A fantastic new second label from Mount Eden one of the best Cabernet values in California91 Points Robert Parker Even sexier than the 2008 the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as considerably sweeter and rounder tha

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Mount Eden Vineyards:
The genesis of Mount Eden Vineyards was the arrival of Burgundian winemaker Paul Masson to San Jose, California, in 1878. Masson soon established a vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Mount Eden, where he became a well know bon vivant. Martin Ray, who grew up in the foothills below Mount Eden, became acquainted with the charismatic Frenchman and, shortly after Prohibition... Read more
The genesis of Mount Eden Vineyards was the arrival of Burgundian winemaker Paul Masson to San Jose, California, in 1878. Masson soon established a vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Mount Eden, where he became a well know bon vivant. Martin Ray, who grew up in the foothills below Mount Eden, became acquainted with the charismatic Frenchman and, shortly after Prohibition's repeal, purchased Paul Masson's Champagne Company. Notoriety came quickly. At a time when most California wines were blended from various, often inferior, grape varieties, noble grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were virtually unknown. The mercurial Ray began producing 100% varietal table wines, boasting that California could vinify world class wines to rival those of France. In the 1930s, it seemed a ridiculous, foolhardy claim. Wanting to establish his own brand, Ray sold the Paul Masson property in 1943 and, that following year purchased a higher peak to the north, Mount Eden. In 1945 he planted his first vineyard there. The varieties were Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Cabernet Sauvignon was added in the 1950's), and the mountain became his home. Ray named his wine domain simply "Martin Ray." Read less

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
4.50 5
11/13/2013

Just gorgeous on the nose, sharp and savory with coffee and green herb accents to the core of meaty dark berry fruit. The oak impact is modest here adding an attractive burnt sugar and spice note but not becoming intrusive. Absolutely fresh, precise and transparent on the palate with a tense mouthfeel supporting simple if pure and vibrant fruit that never seems overwrought. There’s some mineral notes as well, adding a little complexity. Absolutely gorgeous and drinking at peak. 93pts


External Reviews for Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
11/06/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/01/2014

Even sexier than the 2008, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as considerably sweeter and rounder than its older sibling. Layers of expressive fruit linger on the radiant, juicy finish. This is an especially open and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. The sweet tannins should allow it to drink beautifully upon release. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2019.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/01/2014

Vinous and bright, this is a claret with red-fruited intensity. It has the cool freshness of Santa Cruz Mountain cabernet, dark and woodsy with the gentle richness of savory fruit tannins. Decant it for venison chops.



A fantastic new second label from Mount Eden one of the best Cabernet values in California91 Points Robert Parker Even sexier than the 2008 the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as considerably sweeter and rounder tha

2737 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: French and American Oak 25% new


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