"The 2015 Pinot Noir from Domaine Eden is very pretty, offering up a youthfully expressive bouquet of red cherries, raspberries, currant leaf and candied peel. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and succulent, without quite the depth, dimension and textural finesse of the Mount Eden bottling but nevertheless a very compelling Pinot Noir in its own right."
"Domaine Eden 2015 Pinot Noir is gorgeous. Bright, fresh and nuanced, with striking aromatic lift, the 2015 hits all the right notes. The bright red cherry and raspberry fruit offers tremendous allure, but it is the wine's balance that is most captivating of all. A dollop of whole clusters (10%) adds nuance without overpowering the wine at all. Most of this fruit is from the Domaine Eden property, with a bit of juice from Mount Eden, plus two non-estate vineyards. Proprietor Jeffrey Patterson was justifiably proud to learn that this wine was served at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It is a gorgeous wine."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The 2015 Pinot Noir is a very concentrated and powerful vintage. The crop was reduced by 50% due to conditions at flowering and the lingering effects of the drought. Luckily, the rest of the growing season was pretty typical. Even though the grapes ripened early (the new normal), all of the blocks were harvested at moderate sugar and balanced acidity.
A perfumed, violet-scented, floral bouquet is generous and alluring. The palate is intense with a strong core of red fruit, moderate tannins, and fresh, energetic acidity. The all-important finish is long and expansive foretelling a great evolution in the bottle.