This excellent Chardonnay is considered one of California’s longest-lived white wines ... but you may find it hard to resist cracking it open at the first opportunity.
Mount Eden Vineyards
Mount Eden Vineyards is, without question, one of California’s most important and historic winemaking estates. Perched on top of a mountain overlooking Silicon Valley, the spectacular vineyards are situated above the ...Learn more
“The 2014 Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains) is a rich, almost viscous wine endowed with palpable intensity in all of its dimensions. Orange peel, apricot, mint, wild flowers and chamomile are all nicely pushed forward. Deceptive in its mid-weight feel, the 2014 possesses quite a bit of structure. Even so, it is the wine's precision and energy that I find most impressive at this stage. I would give the 2014 at least a few years to fully come together, as it is pretty tightly wound, even after a few hours of aeration.”
“Mount Eden's 2010 Chardonnay is stunning. Honeysuckle, tangerine, apricot, and crème brulee literally jump from the glass...The 2010 verges on the edge of tropical aromas and flavors that are quite rare for young Mount Eden Chardonnays. Ideally, the 2010 is best left alone for a few years to allow some of the baby fat to drop off. I imagine it will always be a bit on the exotic side.”
“Fluffy lees texture, apple, toffee, salty finish, lovely crunch and tightness. Square edges. Tingles.”