2012 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon
Paul Masson, yes, that Paul Masson came to America in the late 1800's to make wine in California. Shortly after he met Charles LeFranc, owner of Almaden
Vineyards. After marrying LeFranc's daughter he was propelled into management of Almaden after LeFranc's sudden death. Longing for his own vineyards,
he purchased land in Saratoga and thus began the legacy of Paul Masson.
He purchased pinot noir and chardonnay cuttings from his friend Louis Latour in Burgundy and planted his vineyard. Following many years of success with
the Paul Masson Champagne Company, his friend and aspiring winemaker, Martin Ray, bought his property. Six years later Ray sold to Seagrams and bought
the property above the Masson vineyards and thus began Martin Ray Winery, which sadly, failed after many years of trying to make quality still wines. In 1972
the property was sold and Dick Graf (Chalone) became the winemaker. He was followed by Merry Edwards and then Jeffery Patterson who is now the major
shareholder. What a history!
The 2012 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 75% Cab, 18% Merlot, and a bit of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc.
The winemaking is traditional, which is Mount Eden and Domaine Eden's signature. Beautiful aromas of black currant, graphite and cedar wood dominate
the nose. A full-bodied palate with black fruit and earth flavors, along with structure that is typical of mountain cabernets.' 92 points, Galloni.
An adult signature is required upon delivery, so please keep that in mind when shipping this gift to friends, family and peers.
There is no minimum.
Bottles are in perfect condition.