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2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains
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About Mount Eden Vineyards

Mount Eden Vineyards has been bottling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir about as long as anyone in California. Today, of course, Mount Eden’s Chardonnay is one of California’s finest. The wine is tightly wound, minerally and emphatically Old World in style.

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2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

Producer: Mount Eden Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Cruz Mountains

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

(includes 16% merlot and 2% petit verdot; aged in a 50/50 blend of French and American oak):  Opaque ruby.  Fragrant dark berry and cherry scents are deepened by notes of cured tobacco, vanilla, licorice and dark chocolate, with a smoky mineral nuance adding vibrancy.  Sappy, penetrating blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are sweetened by notes of vanilla, mocha and candied flowers.  This powerful, elegant cabernet finishes youthfully tannic and long, with excellent clarity.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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