$65.99 x 6
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$50.00 – 99.99
Santa Cruz Mountains
White Table Wine
Mount Eden & Domaine Eden
Domaine Eden is a mountaintop wine estate purchased by Mount Eden Vineyards in 2007. It was initially planted with select Mount Eden clones of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and evolved to include Pinot Noir from various Dijon and California selections. The viticulture at Domaine Eden is approached with the same degree of sustainability and attention to natural patterns as Mount Eden’s estate vineyards. The soils, however, are different from the estate’s Franciscan shale. This means that although Domaine Eden is a mere mile away “as the crow flies”, the wines express more varietal fruit and expansive mid-palate flavour than the somewhat leaner spine of minerality that characterizes Mount Eden’s estate releases.
As always, this bottling blends Chardonnay from the winery’s estate vineyards and Domaine Eden property. It is produced in the same cave, with the same barrel-fermentation practices and the same sur-lie aging as the estate wine: following fermentation in small barrels and nine months maturation on fine lees, it was bottled without fining. The one key difference is the absence of new oak. The resulting wine is complex, with great ageing potential. Displaying classics Santa Cruz Mountains acidity, the wine is just starting to evolve in the bottle; a sign that suggests a long life.
A solid core of youthful citrus, orange blossom and honeysuckle aromas combine with broad, savoury flavours and a long, seamless finish. Still a baby, it should drink well for another decade.
“Rich and succulent, showing a broad range of flavors, from nutmeg-laced spices and candied orange zest to salted, toasted hazelnut, Fuji apple, lemon zest and dried thyme. Packs plenty of harmony on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,666 cases made.” 93 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, March 2023
“Aromas of lemon confit, toasted almond, damp oak and a hint of sour cream make for a complex and compelling nose on this bottling. The palate opens with toasted nut flavors before heading into lemon curd, dried nectarine and sea salt. That blanched almond touch returns for the finish.” 93 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, November 2022