Mount Eden Vineyards Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2012

$34.99

New release of the Domaine Eden 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains from Mount Eden winery - limited.93 Points Robert Parker: "A fabulous introduction to the Domaine/Mount Eden Pinots, the Pinot Noir is flat-out beautiful in the way it captures the essence of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the house style. Sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and herbs caress the palate. There is a purity of fruit that is stunning in its beauty. Partial use of whole clusters (20%) gives the wine much of its fragrance, but ultimately the Domaine Eden bottling is all about class. At $35 it represents one of the very finest buys in Pinot Noir from anywhere, including the hallowed vineyards of Burgundy. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020."Brix26 Inside Scoop: Mount Eden is one of the United States’ great heritage estates. The Chardonnays and Pinots have a track record for aging spectacularly well. As outstanding as the Chardonnays and Pinots can be, I was also pretty surprised by the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignons. Winemaker and proprietor Jeffrey Patterson favors indigenous fermentations for all his wines, which are also bottled with no fining or filtration. The top Chardonnay bottling, the Estate, spends a year in barrel and six months in steel, as do so many of the top whites in Burgundy these days. The Pinots are made with anywhere from 20-50% stem inclusion, which can make the wines hard to understand when young. If I am looking for an aged bottle of California Chardonnay or Pinot, Mount Eden is always at or near the top of my list.

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Ratings on Delectable

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

Solid

Solid

9.0

Raymond Domenico Delectable Pro

Delicious spices with pomegranate and cherry, tobacco throughout, dynamic Pinot.

Delicious spices with pomegranate and cherry, tobacco throughout, dynamic Pinot.

9.3

J D Delectable Pro

Like its big sister Mount Eden, the Domaine shows an alluring mix of sweet and savory characteristics, and shares its silken texture. But where the Mount is black-fruited and voluptuous, the Domaine is red-fruited and tart. Not nearly the length or depth, but a very attractive wine for near- to mid-term enjoyment.

Like its big sister Mount Eden, the Domaine shows an alluring mix of sweet and savory characteristics, and shares its silken texture. But where the Mount is black-fruited and voluptuous, the Domaine is red-fruited and tart. Not nearly the length or depth, but a very attractive wine for near- to mid-term enjoyment.

8.9

Sean Nelson Delectable Pro

Pretty

Pretty

8.8

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

#ipob

#ipob

9.0

Katy Jossy Simanski Delectable Pro

Fresh red fruit, violets and anise.

Fresh red fruit, violets and anise.

8.8

Mike Jordan (MJ) Delectable Pro

In 5 years this will be incredible.

In 5 years this will be incredible.

9.3

Jennifer Reichardt Delectable Pro

Late night treat. A decadent pinot, it carries it's 14.5% well.

Late night treat. A decadent pinot, it carries it's 14.5% well.

8.8

Carrie Marchal Delectable Pro

Pretty, rich

Pretty, rich

8.6

Camille Cotsakis

Love it! Had it at Rainbow Lodge in Houston! Great with my Antelope loin.

Love it! Had it at Rainbow Lodge in Houston! Great with my Antelope loin.

9.5

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