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St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.34 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Top Notes For
Paul Hoffert

Broke into this the other night. This was a second bottle following an Opus that had been decanting prior to this bottle. The pop and sip found it very tight. Initial aroma was like warm blackberry pie. Initial taste was heavily tilted to just fruit with a touch of currants. Fast forward to about an hour. Quick sip to see how it was coming along. Cedar and chocolate started to show up now. Nose has a little less berry and touches of earth as well. After another 45 minutes finally had the first glass. Still opening up but complexity started to shine. But the second glass really started to shine showing all of it nuances. Cedar, licorice, tobacco, graphite and spices. The two plus hours of decanting was well worth the wait. The tannins were close to perfect for me. This was a rare treat to which I owe thanks to my host for opening.

Broke into this the other night. This was a second bottle following an Opus that had been decanting prior to this bottle. The pop and sip found it very tight. Initial aroma was like warm blackberry pie. Initial taste was heavily tilted to just fruit with a touch of currants. Fast forward to about an hour. Quick sip to see how it was coming along. Cedar and chocolate started to show up now. Nose has a little less berry and touches of earth as well. After another 45 minutes finally had the first glass. Still opening up but complexity started to shine. But the second glass really started to shine showing all of it nuances. Cedar, licorice, tobacco, graphite and spices. The two plus hours of decanting was well worth the wait. The tannins were close to perfect for me. This was a rare treat to which I owe thanks to my host for opening.

Jun 11th, 2019
Chris Opdyke

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Jun 22nd, 2018
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Feb 23rd, 2018
Ron Siegel

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Feb 23rd, 2018
Larry Roseman

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Larry had this 2 years ago

Jul 21st, 2017