Mount Eden Vineyards Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2012

$28

New Chardonnay release from Mount Eden's Domaine label. 94 Points Wine Enthusiast:  "This more affordable cousin to the Mt. Eden brand is just as good, though different. It presents dairy aromas of brie cheese rind and yogurt but in a deliciously approachable way, with diced chives, caramelized pear and citronella elements. The palate shows tremendous energy, with lots of lime and lemon pith, but also a sour-cream richness." The blend this year was 60% from Mount Eden's estate vines and 40% from Domaine Eden. The grapes were picked by hand and crushed within three hours of harvest, barrel-fermented in Burgundy barrels and aged on the lees for ten months. This wine is icy clean, vibrant and mineral in style with flavors of citrus zest, quince and spring flowers. For lovers of precision and delicacy in the expression of Chardonnay, this is it.  

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Grasser Delectable Pro

Pre-baked Apple pie that you're just putting into the oven. Sour apple, pear, dough and cinnamon spice. Macadamia nut in the mouth. Holding true to my belief that 2013 is the best Chard vintage in the recent run

Pre-baked Apple pie that you're just putting into the oven. Sour apple, pear, dough and cinnamon spice. Macadamia nut in the mouth. Holding true to my belief that 2013 is the best Chard vintage in the recent run

9.1

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Lovely, ripe and minerally, balanced and all elements well integrated with poised acidity. Favorite of the lineup especially for the price.

Lovely, ripe and minerally, balanced and all elements well integrated with poised acidity. Favorite of the lineup especially for the price.

9.3

J D Delectable Pro

60% fruit from Mount Eden, 40% from Domaine Eden, with the same vinification as the estate wine. Racy and immediately attractive

60% fruit from Mount Eden, 40% from Domaine Eden, with the same vinification as the estate wine. Racy and immediately attractive

8.8

Brad Hemmer Delectable Pro

Very nice! Pears, peaches, stone fruit, minerality, light cream, good acidity.

Very nice! Pears, peaches, stone fruit, minerality, light cream, good acidity.

9.2

Ryan Flock Delectable Pro

Lightly oaked, very little ml.

Lightly oaked, very little ml.

9.0

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

One of the best domestic chards ive had. Excellent minerality, earth and acid. Drinks like a 100$ bottle.

One of the best domestic chards ive had. Excellent minerality, earth and acid. Drinks like a 100$ bottle.

9.8

Raymond Domenico Delectable Pro

Orchard fruit and good minerality! Dollar for dollar one of the best.

Orchard fruit and good minerality! Dollar for dollar one of the best.

9.0

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

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9.1

Mark K

Bright lightly oaked Chardonnay. Definitely worth another drink.

Bright lightly oaked Chardonnay. Definitely worth another drink.

9.1

JJ Lumia

Notes of lemon, pear and finishes with a hint of mint. Medium-bodied, finishes thin. Disappointing. There are better values to be had.

Notes of lemon, pear and finishes with a hint of mint. Medium-bodied, finishes thin. Disappointing. There are better values to be had.

8.7

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