Mount Eden 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains
2016 is a Bordeaux blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged in 50% new French and American oak for 22-months before bottling
After a punishing five-year drought, 2016 gave us a sense of normalcy. Although the harvest was early, towards the end of September, the winter rains were in line with our fifty-year average.
Our Cabernet vines are old, the yields are small, around one ton per acre and the vineyards themselves are isolated by nature. These factors create a wine that is unique to our mountain home--the very essence of terroir.