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    334
  • Producer ranking ?

    26
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Pork Tenderloin

The 2011 St. Eden is especially dark and brooding in this vintage. Inward and tightly wound, the 2011 nevertheless possesses gorgeous mid-palate density and finesse. Graphite, smoke, earthiness, dark cherry and plum notes gradually open up. Hints of sage, tobacco and menthol are all laced into the powerful finish. The 2011 St. Eden is a gem, it just needs time to fully come together. 

94+ Points / Antonio Galloni, vinous (December 2014)

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The Story

ST. EDEN is based upon an 11-acre rocky knoll that is part of a beautiful estate located just north of the Oakville Crossroad. Eden is an historical reference to this region's designation on nineteenth century maps. The red rocky soil of this northfacing site originates from high in the Vaca Mountains. St. Eden, which appeared first in the 2001 vintage, reliably shows great focus, an opulent "sweet" center and notes of crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and roasted herbs. Mineral-tinged and broad on the palate, the wine consistently displays fine-grained tannins and a lush concentration.

SOIL: Iron Rich fractured volcanic rock from a landslide. Northern Exposure.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

11 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Long, Flavorful and Spicy

flavors

Blackcurrant and Toasty

nose

Intense, Fresh and Ripe

taste

Average in Acidity, Concentrated, Good texture, Youthful, Full-bodied, Jammy, Toasty and Vivid

Verdict

Sophisticated and Impressive

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple and deep. On the nose it is intense, fresh and ripe. The taste is jammy, toasty, vivid, refined, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with good texture, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant and toasty flavours. The finish is long, flavorful, vibrant and spicy. This wine is sophisticated and impressive.
- (Created by Tb)
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Information

Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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