Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Brand||Mount Eden Vineyards|
Once again, this more affordable "younger brother" to the Mount Eden bottling competes with gusto. Including 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, it shows savory black plum, black pepper, char, leather and dried herb aromas on the nose. The palate is hearty and almost salty tasting, with beef, charred black fruit, pine resin and caramel flavors. Very satisfying and full of umami characteristics.
Creamy dill and cedar-laced oak notes are front and center, making for a chewy, woody drink, muscling past the dark berry fruit. Best from 2021 through 2031. 1,192 cases made.