Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2011

$59.99

One of the longest continuous estate bottled production Chardonnays in North America! This wine is considered one of the longest-lived white wines produced in California.  Very limited. 95 Points Antonio Galloni:  "Mount Eden's 2011 Chardonnay is simply magnificent. Intense and tightly-coiled from the very first taste, the 2011 pulsates with energy, texture and pure class. Bright citrus, lemon oil, flowers and crushed rocks are all vivid in the glass, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that stands out most. The long, vibrant finish is a thing of beauty. In 2011, winemaker Jeffrey Patterson did not make a Reserve, instead all of the juice went into the straight Chardonnay. Readers who want to understand why the Santa Cruz Mountains is one of the world's great terroirs for Chardonnay should start here. Quite simply, the 2011 Chardonnay is a, reference-point for California. The only question is how long it will take to come around."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

The closest California comes to Meursault.

The closest California comes to Meursault.

9.6

Travis Enholm Delectable Pro

Lingering long lasting flavor, very phenolic but no bitterness or astringency, wood and ML are there but not dominating, rich and savory but packs a fresh zing coupled with thick fulfilling mouth feel.

Lingering long lasting flavor, very phenolic but no bitterness or astringency, wood and ML are there but not dominating, rich and savory but packs a fresh zing coupled with thick fulfilling mouth feel.

9.5

Chris MacLean Delectable Pro

Round and long, with good complexity. Well integrated oak.

Round and long, with good complexity. Well integrated oak.

9.2

Shawn Paul Delectable Pro

If I could have a "house white" this would (probably) be it. Outstanding depth, balance and length. Can't complain.

If I could have a "house white" this would (probably) be it. Outstanding depth, balance and length. Can't complain.

9.2

Mark Lindzy Delectable Pro

Beautiful Santa Cruz Chardonnay the way it should be. Enough texture and acid to balance the fruit and oak, all playing together well. This should age for some time, but drinking well now.

Beautiful Santa Cruz Chardonnay the way it should be. Enough texture and acid to balance the fruit and oak, all playing together well. This should age for some time, but drinking well now.

9.2

Shawn Paul Delectable Pro

Once again a winner. Will please the Puligny lover in all of us.

Once again a winner. Will please the Puligny lover in all of us.

9.0

Cara Patricia Delectable Pro

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

Bright fruit and savory, salty finish.

Bright fruit and savory, salty finish.

9.0

Pavle Milić Delectable Pro

California Dreamin'

California Dreamin'

9.4

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Soft golden color. Rich and creamy. Slightly tart.

Soft golden color. Rich and creamy. Slightly tart.

9.0

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

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9.4

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