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Mount Eden Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2020

$124.99 x 6

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
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Additional information

Bottles per case

6

Price range per bottle

$100.00 and over

Unit

750

Grape variety

Chardonnay

Vintage

2020

Country

California

Region

Central Coast

Winery

Wine type

White Table Wine

Payment Type

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Collection

Mount Eden & Domaine Eden

In the late 1940’s and early 1960’s, Martin Ray planted six acres of Chardonnay vines propagated from a Burgundian selection grown in the famous Paul Masson vineyard. Twenty acres of estate Chardonnay are now farmed at Mount Eden. Yields are far below the average for Chardonnay in California.

The estate vineyard is harvested when fruit is just slightly yellow to yellow-green in hue and pressed without crushing. Juice is barrel-fermented in new and one-year-old French Burgundy barrels, where the wine undergoes full malolactic fermentation and is ages on the lees for ten months before being lightly filtered and bottled. The Chardonnay then rests in the cellar for two years before release.

This wine is full-bodied yet displays a fine underlying acidity and long finish. Hints of cardamom, anise, and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon and mineral flavours. It will show best with at least two years of cellaring and will continue to amaze over the next ten years.

“Crisp aromas of lemon glaze and lemongrass pick up earthy tones on the nose of this bottling. Penetrating, citrus-driven acidity plays against a chalky texture on the sip, where honeydew and minty lemon flavours align.” 94 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast, November 2022

“Vibrant and intense, with roasted nut and toasted spice overtones to the plush peach, lemon curd and marmalade notes. Smooth and supple, but there’s an elegant thread of acidity weaving in and out, plus a hint of rooibos tea on the finish. Drink now. 824 cases made.” 93 points, MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, 2022

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