2017 Mount Eden 'Estate Bottled' Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains

$109.95

Called “shockingly opulent” by those in the know, bring a rope when you’re ready to climb this big mountain Cabernet. Or at least a nice decanter!  

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Jeffrey Patterson
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
24 months
Oak Treatment:
New French Oak
Appellation:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1050419
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD97

Jeb Dunnuck

A brilliant, youthful, unevolved wine that will give Ridge's Monte Bello a run for its money, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a deep ruby/purple hue to go with a wonderful perfume of blackcurrants, blueberries, lead pencil, vanilla bean, exotic flowers, tobacco, and bouquet garni. Needing plenty of air to show at its best, it's medium to full-bodied on the palate and has a concentrated, powerful style, ripe tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. 97+

VN97

Vinous

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is going to need a number of years to come around. The only question is how many. In 2017, the Mount Eden Cabernet is shockingly opulent. Inky black fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice, leather and incense are all dialed up in this super-sized Cabernet. Even so, there is plenty of structure lurking beneath. I can't wait to see how this ages.