Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate located
on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation
about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded in
1945, it is recognized as one of the original “boutique”
California winery properties, focusing on small lots
of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Santa Cruz Mountains have long been producing wines
of renown. Few of the oldest vineyards survived Prohibition,
but many new ones have sprouted up to take their
place. In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural
Appellation was formally recognized as one of
the first American viticultural areas.
wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet
Franc, 10% Merlot,
2% Syrah, 1% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot, aged
24 months in French and American barrels.
2005 was a great vintage for California Cabernet.
Aromas of currant and lovely red raspberry greet
your nose. A little tannin and loads of currant and
raspberry flavors fill your mouth.
1,169 cases were produced.