Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A wine of exceptional depth, focus, richness and complexity, with multilayered currant, black cherry, anise, mineral and cedary-sage flavors. Vibrant acidity keeps the youthful flavors lively. Tannins are softening, thought the wine retained its rustic character and fine structure. -- '92 California Cabernet retrospective.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The hugely extracted, extremely tannic and backward 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Old Vine Reserve requires a minimum of 10-12 years of cellaring. Although this impressive Cabernet possesses a dense purple color and great purity of cassis fruit, it is frightfully tannic and unapproachable. It may well be a 25-30 year wine where well-stored. It should be purchased only by those consumers who possess the requisite discipline.Author: Robert Parker
Since 1981 Jeffrey Patterson has guided the winemaking and grape growing at Mount Eden. His emphasis is on wine growing rather than winemaking, and an obsession with gentleness and naturalness in the handling of the grapes and wines is his ongoing passion.
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 26 bottles owned
- 10 collectors