Wine Advocate | Rating: 99Bottled in early 2018, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 St. Eden springs from the glass with exuberant blueberry pie, potpourri and spice cake scents followed by a black raspberry, cassis and preserved plums core plus a touch of wild sage. Full-bodied, plush and decadently fruited, it completely packs the palate with layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, finishing very long with those spices coming through.Drink Dates: 2021 - 2049Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100Moving to the 2015s tasted from bottle, this is an incredible vintage for this estate and there are two perfect wines in the lineup. First up, the 2015 St. Eden, from a hillside of red volcanic soils near Oakville, boasts a saturated purple color and heavenly notes of blackcurrants, scorched earth, lead pencil shavings, and huge crushed rock-like minerality. It’s full-bodied, deep, and layered on the palate, with incredible concentration, yet it stays seamless, pure, and perfectly balanced. It’s a magical wine to drink over the coming 2-3 decades.Drink Dates: 2019 - 2049Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley’s Incredible 2016s
Vinous | Rating: 96The 2015 St. Eden is another wine in this lineup that is not quite as expressive as it can be. Firm tannins dominate over softer contours that so often make St. Eden such an alluring wine. Time in the glass brings out an attractive set of dark cherry, plum, leather and tobacco notes. Even so, the 2015 is going to need a number of years to be at its very best.Drink Dates: 2022 - 2032Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Dec 2018
James Suckling | Rating: 97This Eden is much more decadent than ones in the past with mushroom and wet-earth undertones. Full-bodied, very tannic and powerful with lots of richness too. Needs time to come together. Try in 2022.Drink Dates: 2022+Author: James SucklingIssue: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96This is big and brawny but also alluring as the charcoal and smoldering tobacco frame melds slowly and steadily into a deep well of black currant and blackberry reduction notes. The finish picks up singed sage brush, alder and cedar accents, and a swath of loam, while the fruit keeps pace. Best from 2022 through 2038. 450 cases made. — JMDrink Dates: 2022-2038Author: James MolesworthIssue: Oct 31, 2019
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