Wine at Eeden is made with passion and patience. From preparing the land and planting the vines to tasting the first wine has been an arduous process, accented by moments of agony and ecstasy. The journey has been worthwhile, because once we have tasted the first wine made from grapes grown in Eeden soil, we were compelled to continue the pursuit of crafting unique and exceptional wines.
The terroir is well suited for red varietals, including Cabernet and Sirah. We planted Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. This provides us the opportunity to produce single vineyard, individual varietals from these three grape varieties, but also to selectively blend them to produce unique wines.
Every step in the grape-growing and wine-making process at Eeden is done by expert hands, from caring for and sculpting the vineyards, selecting only the best grape clusters, gentle crushing of the grapes, fermenting, racking, bottling, and labeling. We take care to ensure that only the best quality wine ends up in each bottle.
The 2005 release is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of the other two estate grown varietals blended in. If you are looking for a true Bordeaux style hillside grown wine, this is the wine for you. It is made in an elegant softer style with alcohol levels lower than typical for the valley, at approximately 13.5%. The wine has an appealing bouquet of red cherry, plum and berry fruits. It is nicely balanced between both red and dark fruit. As the wine opens, additional aromas are revealed including subtle notes of baking spices. This is an elegant wine both because of its balance and softness, as well as its clean finish. The oak is well integrated with the fruit and pleasant flavors show including raspberry and red cherry. For a hillside grown fruit, the wine is surprisingly soft and smooth.
The 2006 release includes two wines, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Petite Sirah wine. The Cabernet is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. It has a dense body typical of wine made with mountain grapes. It is rich in flavor with a beautiful dark color. The alcohol level is 14.7%. The Petite Sirah wine is supple with a deep, inky color. This is a polished and seductive wine; alcohol content is 14.0%. Both wines are well integrated with oak and fruit flavors.
The 2007 release also includes a Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah wine. The Cabernet is a 75%/25% blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The wine has a pleasant red fruit bouquet. This is a smooth wine with cascading layers of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry flavors, and firm tannins. The alcohol level is 14.4%. The wine is well-balanced with a long finish. The Petite Sirah wine is a 75%/25% blend of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a lively nose with a taste of baked cherry pie, followed by dark chocolate that lingers on. The alcohol content is 14.5%.
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