The top Chardonnay from Mount Eden vineyards. Grown high up in the stunning Santa Cruz mountains, this is rightly recognised as one of California's best.
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 Estate from Mount Eden is terrific, offering up a youthful bouquet of buttered apples, pear, toasted nuts and brioche that reveals more and more nuance as it sits in the glass. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, pure and racy, with a satiny attack, deep core and bright acids. The finish is long and mouthwateringly chalky. This is one of the best recent releases of the Estate Chardonnay, and it comes warmly recommended.”
“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.”
“The 2013 Chardonnay Estate from Mount Eden is a youthful classic, wafting from the glass with a complex nose of preserved lemon, hazelnut cream and green pear, subtly framed by a discrete application of new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and textural, with excellent concentration and a long finish. The 2013 is more overtly structural and angular at this early stage than the suave 2014, but only time will tell which is ultimately superior. ”
“One of the greatest Chardonnays made in California each vintage, this bottling blends riper elements of yellow peach and honey with the tension of tangerine rind and pink-grapefruit pith on the nose. The palate is very energetic and tangy, with orange peels, crushed sea shells and a touch of salt hanging from an extremely well-chiseled structure.”