Jeffrey Patterson blends this wine from five Bordeaux varieties, focusing on cabernet sauvignon grown at his Mount Eden and Domaine Eden estates, as well as fruit from three other vineyards in Saratoga and Los Gatos. He ferments the parcels separately, without added yeasts, building a wine with quiet persistence in its cherry essence and delicate chanterelle scent. It feels clean with the cool ripeness of a Pacific cabernet. Decant it if you open the bottle now; it needs hours of air before serving with lamb.
Domaine Eden 2018 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
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This story appears in the print issue of December 2021.
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