Red

2013 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Peck Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 18, 2019 - Wow
    Bordeauxish with lots of fruit and integrated oak
    Lovely

  • vancouvermatt wrote: 90 points

    July 26, 2019 - Old school, acid-driven style of Cab that would pass for old-world.

  • AndreRibeiroChaves Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 12, 2019 - Full body, strong pleasant tannins, good acidity, long finish. Lots of fruit, creamy vanilla, some leather. Fenomenal.

  • peterkak Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 9, 2019 - Very impressive Old world style from Cali. Lots of plum, fig, with touch of Cedar box nicely integrated. Needs a few hours to open up. Peter Kak

  • Rockyii Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 30, 2018 - Deep cranberry reddish purple. 75 minute decant through a powered aerator. Sweet woodsy Smokey oak nose. Flavors of tart not fully ripe blackberries, cedar, slate, with a long peppery and tart finish. High acidity and medium well integrated tannins that show mostly on the finish. Medium plus body. A little too tart for my taste at the moment but feels like it will improve with more time in the cellar. About 90-91 now.

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Decanter

  • By Anne Krebiehl MW
    Premium Cali Golden State Tasting, 5/13/2018 (link)

    (Mount Eden Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Santa Cruz Mountains: The High Quality, yet Tiny Production 2015s, 8/24/2017 (link)

    (Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Cruz Mountains – The 2015s and 2014s (Aug 2017), 8/1/2017 (link)

    (Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    The 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, 5/30/2016 (link)

    (Mount Eden Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Mount Eden Estate (+Referral Program REMINDER), 3/21/2018

    (Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mtns) Referral Program REMINDER: Reminder that we’re piloting our Referral Mystery Box Program in 2018. Full details here. I’ll tease the program a little by revealing 1 of the 12 bottles in each tier: the Quarter Pull Mystery Box currently includes a bottle of Kiona Ice Wine; the Half Pull Mystery Box a bottle of Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon; and the Full Pull Mystery Box a bottle of No Girls Syrah. Thanks again to all of our list members who have been such amazing evangelizers over the years and who continue to spread the word about Full Pull! ---- Hello friends. High atop the steep slopes that jaggedly run up and down the Santa Cruz Mountains lives one of the most influential wineries in California: Mount Eden. To understand this place—the 80 year-old estate meticulously tended to, the terroir-specific wine made by Jeffrey Patterson—is to understand what makes California’s wine history so rich and important to the rest of the country. In a time when wine was still discovering its place in the United States, Martin Ray decided to trek up the hairpin bends of these rolling peaks and plant grapes that were lovingly brought over from France fifty years before. Though the winery was not even named Mount Eden at the time, Martin Ray planted his first grapes in 1945. From there, he continued to plant varieties up and down the mountain side. The estate’s wide-ranging elevation differences, as well as differences in maritime influence, yield microclimates diverse enough to grow everything from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sit at a cooler, higher elevation of about 2,000 feet, while Cabernet takes up the warmer slopes closer to sea level. There is no question that this estate is special—it brought a man up a mountain 80 years ago to plant in a place no one else deemed fit. And the uniqueness of this place shows through the wines it produces. Eric Asmov described the estate’s influence best in a 2005 New York Times Article: ” The cabernets are more sinewy and lean than rich and concentrated. The pinot noir, which is made in very small quantities, is light-bodied and graceful rather than sweet and plush. And, rather than flavors of oak, butterscotch, tropical fruit and popcorn, the chardonnay offers captivating texture and subtle flavors wound around a core of lively acidity.” With consistently low yields, the quantity of these wines is never very much. When we get a chance to offer them, we jump on it immediately. This is only the third time ever that we’ve seen enough bottles to offer these wines to the list. Allocations may be brutal, but we’ll do our best to get every last bottle we can.See key for # of bottles currently available.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mount Eden Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
  • UPC Code 7070292881789

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (3%)
  • In Cellars 806 (87%)
  • Consumed 91 (10%)

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