Domaine Eden

Domaine Eden

History

Multiple sources and critics claim that Domaine Eden produces some of California's best wines. In 2007, Domaine Eden (formerly the home of Cinnabar Winery) was purchased by Mount Eden Vineyards. Domaine Eden is the wine brand that specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while Mount Eden's larger vineyard produces the Bordeaux varietals. It is located 2000 feet above the Silicon Valley town of Saratoga, California atop Table Mountain in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was originally founded by Jeffrey Patterson, who remains co-owner of Mount Eden Vineyards and serves as the winemaker. He had graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Biology, going on to study for two years in the viticulture and enology program at U.C. Davis, before arriving at the winery and serving as winemaker in 1981. While the vineyards have undergone change of ownership and replanting over of the years, they still produce some of the top wines in California.

Location

22020 Mount Eden Road

Saratoga, CA

95070 United States

Current Ownership

Mount Eden Vineyards

Interesting Facts

Domaine Eden is known to produce some of the best Chardonnays in California. Even the Pinot Noirs, which are typically a difficult grape to handle, have done well under this winery's care, resulting in some of California's best Pinots. The winemaking process is handled by Jeffrey Patterson, who has seen the evolution in various aspects over the past 30 years serving as winemaker for the winery. Take stemming, for instance. In the 1970s, they used 100% of the stems in the fermentation process, but he didn't include any stems in fermentation when he arrived on the scene in 1981. Gradually, he has started to add more and more stems, not so much for the taste of stem, but rather, in order to slow the fermentation process. Another point of change over the years has been with the Oak barrels. In the 80s, they were 100% new (half François Frères, half Sirugue), but now, an ideal harvest utilizes half new barrels and half from the previous season. It is no doubt, partly thanks to this level of detail and attention that the winery has been able to produce such high quality wines over the last few decades.

  1. € 46.08 € 46.08 Total
    • 2017
    • 750ml
    • Red
    • 14.5%
    • Pinot Noir
    • Pinot Noir
    • Domaine Eden
    • California
    • United States
    Vintage
    2017
    Size
    750ml
    Type
    Red
    Alcohol
    14.5%
    Varietal
    Pinot Noir
    Grapes
    Pinot Noir
    Winery
    Domaine Eden
    Region
    California
    Country
    United States
      € 46.08 € 46.08 Total
    • € 45.34 € 45.34 Total
      • 2017
      • 750ml
      • Red
      • 14%
      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec
      • Domaine Eden
      • California
      • United States
      Vintage
      2017
      Size
      750ml
      Type
      Red
      Alcohol
      14%
      Varietal
      Cabernet Sauvignon
      Grapes
      82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec
      Winery
      Domaine Eden
      Region
      California
      Country
      United States
      • Boutique
      € 45.34 € 45.34 Total
    • € 33.04 € 33.04 Total
      • 2017
      • 750ml
      • White
      • 13%
      • Chardonnay
      • Chardonnay
      • Domaine Eden
      • California
      • United States
      Vintage
      2017
      Size
      750ml
      Type
      White
      Alcohol
      13%
      Varietal
      Chardonnay
      Grapes
      Chardonnay
      Winery
      Domaine Eden
      Region
      California
      Country
      United States
      • Boutique
      € 33.04 € 33.04 Total
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