Mount Eden Vineyards Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2013

$28.99

94 Points - fantastic buy                      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

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

smoky toasted marshmallow, butterscotch, hard citrus candies

smoky toasted marshmallow, butterscotch, hard citrus candies

9.1

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Ripe citrus, baked apple, and pear. Canned peach, stewed stone fruits and a hint of tropical fruits. Medium (plus) minerality: stones and mushrooms. Relatively restrained use of oak: smoke.Gold with a hint of green. Diminished acidity.

Ripe citrus, baked apple, and pear. Canned peach, stewed stone fruits and a hint of tropical fruits. Medium (plus) minerality: stones and mushrooms. Relatively restrained use of oak: smoke.Gold with a hint of green. Diminished acidity.

8.7

Kimberly Gutleben Sanchez

Yum

Yum

9.2

Christine Wallin

I’ll have the whole bottle, please.

I’ll have the whole bottle, please.

9.1

Joseph Gannon

Big Cali chard, some oak, medium-heavy, lots of apple and vanilla. enjoyable

Big Cali chard, some oak, medium-heavy, lots of apple and vanilla. enjoyable

8.8

Dan Michael

Love this wine, length and depth without being oaky, great acidity, structure, perfect with my scallops and truffles.

Love this wine, length and depth without being oaky, great acidity, structure, perfect with my scallops and truffles.

9.3

Erik Rini

Full throttle typical California Chard with oak notes, very rich, I loved it

Full throttle typical California Chard with oak notes, very rich, I loved it

9.2

Michael Walker

Decent MIL/MRW compromise

Decent MIL/MRW compromise

9.7

Eric Manago

Toast, vanilla, and lemon peel. Just enough oak and richness. A really nice value.

Toast, vanilla, and lemon peel. Just enough oak and richness. A really nice value.

9.1

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