Mount Eden$65.00 Net
"Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains
One of California’s great Chardonnays, and still available for a relative song of a price. “Burgundian” in the truest sense.Tiny yields, tiny berries. Barrel ferment, full ML, aged on the lees, 50% new French oak. Taste the earth. Starts with lemon oil, flowers and mint. Moves to quince, apple, pear and lemon. Subtle and shy to show its layers. Decant, taste slowly and pay attention. Better yet, cellar and then drink 2020-2025.
Galloni, Vinous, July 2015: "An utterly enticing, striking wine, the 2012 Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is captivating from the very first taste. Lemon oil, white flowers and mint are some of the signatures. It remains subtle and hushed in the glass, with striking interplay of fruit, acidity and bright saline notes. Above all else, it speaks to pure class. Once again, Mount Eden’s Chardonnay stakes its claim as one of this country’s oenological jewels. It appears to have a very bright future. Readers who can find it should not hesitate to pick it up. Drink 2015-2027."
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