Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2013

$59.99

95 points                              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 Wine Enthusiast: "One of the greatest Chardonnays made in California each vintage, this bottling blends riper elements of yellow peach and honey with the tension of tangerine rind and pink-grapefruit pith on the nose. The palate is very energetic and tangy, with orange peels, crushed sea shells and a touch of salt hanging from an extremely well-chiseled structure." 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It's beautiful today, but should evolve gracefully for at least 5-6 years. Looking at the 2013s from Jeffrey Patterson, these are serious wines that need to be on your short list for purchasing, and both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are in the top handful of wines in the appellation."  Taut and vibrant, the 2013 Chardonnay is one of this winery’s finest. The lifeblood of owners Jeffrey and Ellie Patterson, this tiny winery in Saratoga is one of California’s underappreciated treasures. Mount Eden is a labor of love, producing small amounts of Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Chardonnay comes from two shy-bearing parcels on the mountaintop, giving a mix of ripe and structured cuvées that spend a year in French oak and undergo full malolactic fermentation. The wines are styled to age for 10 years or longer.

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Ratings on Delectable

Colin Yates Delectable Pro

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

Not sure what was better tonight between the wine, king crab legs or relentless Chuck Norris jokes. Chuck Norris tells Simon what to do.

Not sure what was better tonight between the wine, king crab legs or relentless Chuck Norris jokes. Chuck Norris tells Simon what to do.

9.4

Loren Grossman Delectable Pro

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

So good. Always a go to. Corton anyone?

So good. Always a go to. Corton anyone?

9.3

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

Always one of my favorite CA Chardonnays. Layers upon layers of complexity and nuances. Superb balance and built to easily last another decade or more.

Always one of my favorite CA Chardonnays. Layers upon layers of complexity and nuances. Superb balance and built to easily last another decade or more.

9.6

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

2013 so good, fresh lemon pith, beautiful balance.

2013 so good, fresh lemon pith, beautiful balance.

9.1

Michael "Bucky" Buckelew Delectable Pro

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

Not JAFMOCC (Thanks Doug Krenik!)

Not JAFMOCC (Thanks Doug Krenik!)

9.5

Marshal White Delectable Pro

Intense, rich, structured. Needs 10 years

Intense, rich, structured. Needs 10 years

9.0

Paul Jakubowski

One of the best whites I’ve ever had! Dark gold color. Deep nose of butter and nuts. Extremely complex but well balanced. Butter, cream, pineapple, and camomile. Long finish. Absolutely fantastic!

One of the best whites I’ve ever had! Dark gold color. Deep nose of butter and nuts. Extremely complex but well balanced. Butter, cream, pineapple, and camomile. Long finish. Absolutely fantastic!

9.8

Gary Fenstra

This fits right into the Burgundian style of Chardonnay we like.

This fits right into the Burgundian style of Chardonnay we like.

9.4

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

MEV is a small estate located on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains and founded in 1942 by Martin Ray. Aromas of sweet stone fruits and honey spice. On the palate peach, sweet ripe apple and orange citrus with some nutty spice. Great balance with acidity sitting on a lingering finish ending with mineral tones. This 2013 is still young and a few more years will bring out the beauty of the wine. I'm putting a few bottles down.

MEV is a small estate located on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains and founded in 1942 by Martin Ray. Aromas of sweet stone fruits and honey spice. On the palate peach, sweet ripe apple and orange citrus with some nutty spice. Great balance with acidity sitting on a lingering finish ending with mineral tones. This 2013 is still young and a few more years will bring out the beauty of the wine. I'm putting a few bottles down.

9.4

Steve Medbery

My favorite California Chardonnay year in and year out. Yoon Ha posted it is meursault like and I agree. It is no coincidence that meursault is my favorite French white.

My favorite California Chardonnay year in and year out. Yoon Ha posted it is meursault like and I agree. It is no coincidence that meursault is my favorite French white.

9.7

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