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Mount Eden Vineyards

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96. #11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 For 2011 vintage of Estate Chardonnay, winemaker Jeffrey P...atterson decided to let critics speak about his wine. Antonio Galloni, formerly a critic of Wine Advocate, now on his own publication Vinous Media wrote: Mount Eden's 2011 Chardonnay is simply magnificent. Intense and tightly-coiled from very first taste, 2011 pulsates with energy, texture and pure class. Bright citrus, lemon oil, flowers and crushed rocks are all vivid in glass, but it is wine's exceptional balance that stands out moSaint long, vibrant finish is a thing of beauty. In 2011, winemaker Jeffrey Patterson did not make a Reserve, instead all of juice went into straight Chardonnay. Readers who want to understand why Santa Cruz Mountains is one of world's great terroirs for Chardonnay should start here. Quite simply, 2011Chardonnay is a, reference-point for California. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

Toasty notes of lanolin, gardenia blossom and lime zest aromas are inviting and abundant. On palate there is a beguiling contrast ...of great mid-palate energy and length with overall elegance. Flavors of hazelnut, citrus and wild sage are subtle yet pervasive. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95. full bodied Estate Chardonnay displays fine underlying acidity and a long finish. Hints of ca...rdamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to core lemon, mineral flavors. Of all Mount Eden's estate-grown wines, Chardonnay is most in need of further bottle aging at release, requiring an additional two to four years to fully reveal its true character. Many vintages are still fresh and enjoyable after fifteen years, explaining why Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is considered one of California's longest-lived white wines. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

Youthful aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate, and raspberry are abundant along with classic Santa Cruz Mountains soil. ...This Pinot has medium weight on palate with a beautiful, slightly firm texture and solid mid-palate fruit. Wine Enthusiast rating: 90. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

This wine is from United States, California region, Santa Cruz County sub-region and Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Our present...-day estate cabernet sauvignon vines were planted in the early 1980's using cuttings taken from the vines originally planted in the 1950's by Martin Ray. Although they are relatively young, yields are still low, typically one to two tons per acre. The vines are trellised in a modern fashion, which allows for a more uniform ripening. The vineyard also contains small blocks of merlot and cabernet franc.. Mount Eden Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux-style blend of approximately 75% Cabernet, 22% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, although the cepage varies by vintage. This high mountain, cool coastal vineyard is an unusual site for California Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting its refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol. Fine integrated tannins buttress characteristic flavors of red currant, blackberry and earth. Recommended cellaring is ten to fifteen years. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Wine California Still Wine read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

Wine & Spirits rating: 96. 2010 was an epic year for our Cabernet vineyards. As always, weather drove vintage style. A long and co...ld winter set stage for a late start to growing season. Coolness overall was theme, which is typical of our mountain climate, but even more so in 2010. A late harvest commenced, giving grapes ample time to ripen through October. hallmark and beauty of this year is transparency of fruit and abundant complexity. Black fruit, incense and sweet spices in nose, with silky tannins and an endless array of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on palate, this Cabernet has exceptional overall balance and personality with an elegance that reminds me of a bygone era. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

This wine is reminiscent of Mount Eden Vineyards' 1991 at this stage. Technically 1991 and 2012 are similar, sharing commonalities... of a drought year, a late harvest, a good yield and early-on precision and balance. 2012 has classic aromas of earth, raspberry, cardamom and toasty oak that fill the glass. Elegant flavors echo nose, adding intensity and weight through finish. This is Pinot Noir in its most natural expression: complex, graceful and terroir driven. Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

This wine is from United States, California region, Santa Cruz County sub-region and Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The Domaine... Eden Cabernet program is a combination of Bordeaux varieties, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Eden, Domaine Eden and three exquisite sites in Saratoga and Los Gatos. It is a true Bordeaux blend encompassing the top five Bordeaux grapes varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot with small additions of Petit Verdot and Malbec. We practice the Mount eden parameters of low yields, maximum maturity and cool climate viticulture to achieve balanced ripeness.. While the Estate is a singular voice, the Domaine is a chorus. Complex, given the five varieties in the cepage, this Cabernet has aromas of briary currant, sage, mint and sweet oak. Less tannis and acidity on the palate than is evident in the Estate, there is an earlier window of enjoyable drinking. CABERNET SAUVIGNON Wine California Still Wine read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

This wine is from United States, California region, Santa Cruz County sub-region and Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. All of the ...Chardonnay is essentially estate grown at Mount Eden or at Domaine Eden. Prior to bottling we taste through all of our Chardonnay barrels and select for different personalities. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay is highlighted by forward fruit, earlier drinkability and obvious hedonism. The Estate wine is focused more upon reticence, mineral-acid character and long term aging.. As one would expect, this Chardonnay exhibits classic Mount Eden Burgundian style with detailed aromas and flavors of citrus fruit, anise, dill and earth. More open in personality than the Estate at the same age, yet with all the length of the flagship. CHARDONNAY Wine California Still Wine read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

White Chardonnay wine by Mount Eden Vineyards from Santa Cruz Mountains, California.

Mount Eden Vineyards

This is 27th vintage from this remarkable vineyard and it is longest lineage for any vineyard designate in Edna Valley. Full, lush... tropical fruit dominates this wine's aromas and flavors. Complex and heady on palate, it is a premier example of Central Coast Chardonnay. Wine & Spirits rating: 91. read more

Mount Eden Vineyards

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94. Mount Eden Vineyards has been producing Chardonnay from this vineyard since 1985. Planted in 1976, it ...is oldest producing vineyard in Edna Valley. Mount Eden has longest single vineyard bottling lineage in valley too. consistency of this wine over years is why they do it. Some vintages are lean with razor sharp acidity while others are rich and ripe; yet, all show style, precision and unique terroir. 2012 is a vintage with a bit of both stylistically. read more

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