Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2010

$55

Limited new Pinot release from Mount Eden.96 Points Robert Parker:  "he 2010 Pinot Noir Estate is an exceptionally elegant wine. Dried cherries, plums, exotic spices, mint and crushed flowers waft from the glass, with plenty of lift from the use of 50% whole clusters. There is a lot of personality here, but readers will need to be very patient while the stems integrate. The 2010 is striking from start to finish. I can’t wait to see how this stunning Pinot ages. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. Mount Eden is one of the United States’ great heritage estates. The Chardonnays and Pinots have a track record for aging spectacularly well...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

Josh Luhn Delectable Pro

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

2010 - One of my favorite, and most consistent producers of Pinot Noir in the US, and world for that matter. Give this 2 more years. Great balance of fruit to acidity to tannin, with raspberry juice and an edge of compote, that strange terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains of garrigue mixed with eucalyptus combine with floral notes of rose hips, and clove.

2010 - One of my favorite, and most consistent producers of Pinot Noir in the US, and world for that matter. Give this 2 more years. Great balance of fruit to acidity to tannin, with raspberry juice and an edge of compote, that strange terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains of garrigue mixed with eucalyptus combine with floral notes of rose hips, and clove.

9.4

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Savory Santa Cruz

Savory Santa Cruz

9.1

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Electric Pinot

Electric Pinot

9.4

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Beautiful texture. Sweet red fruit and baking spice with an elevated high toned nose

Beautiful texture. Sweet red fruit and baking spice with an elevated high toned nose

9.1

Chad Bowman Delectable Pro

Sales LDF Sales

Yes. I wish there was a lot more of this in KS. Cool climate, North American PN at its best. Still very, very young.

Yes. I wish there was a lot more of this in KS. Cool climate, North American PN at its best. Still very, very young.

9.6

J D Delectable Pro

New Years weekend 12/13. Davis, WV. Best enjoyed after being stuck in a snowy ditch for an hour. Bottle 1317 of 9850. 96 pts WA. Let the games begin

New Years weekend 12/13. Davis, WV. Best enjoyed after being stuck in a snowy ditch for an hour. Bottle 1317 of 9850. 96 pts WA. Let the games begin

9.2

Bryan Kesting

I feel this will merit a higher rating in a few years. Just getting in the drinking window.

I feel this will merit a higher rating in a few years. Just getting in the drinking window.

9.4

Chris Walsh Delectable Pro

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

Je ne comprends pas.

Je ne comprends pas.

Andrew Burnham

This will rival 04.

This will rival 04.

9.2

Chris Dillman Delectable Pro

Long, long life ahead.

Long, long life ahead.

9.6

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