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Superior Liquor USD 22.99 750ml

Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff Edna Valley 2006

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The 2006 Mount Eden Wolff Vineyard Edna Valley Chardonnay was aged sur lie for eight months in one to five year old French oak barrels. The resulting wine is rich and clean with tons of tropical fruit on the nose and a youthful exuberance. On the palate it shows racy mint and citrus zest flavors with excellent acidity attributable to its coastal origins.

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Mount Eden Vineyards:
The genesis of Mount Eden Vineyards was the arrival of Burgundian winemaker Paul Masson to San Jose, California, in 1878. Masson soon established a vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Mount Eden, where he became a well know bon vivant. Martin Ray, who grew up in the foothills below Mount Eden, became acquainted with the charismatic Frenchman and, shortly after Prohibition... Read more
The genesis of Mount Eden Vineyards was the arrival of Burgundian winemaker Paul Masson to San Jose, California, in 1878. Masson soon established a vineyard and winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Mount Eden, where he became a well know bon vivant. Martin Ray, who grew up in the foothills below Mount Eden, became acquainted with the charismatic Frenchman and, shortly after Prohibition's repeal, purchased Paul Masson's Champagne Company. Notoriety came quickly. At a time when most California wines were blended from various, often inferior, grape varieties, noble grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were virtually unknown. The mercurial Ray began producing 100% varietal table wines, boasting that California could vinify world class wines to rival those of France. In the 1930s, it seemed a ridiculous, foolhardy claim. Wanting to establish his own brand, Ray sold the Paul Masson property in 1943 and, that following year purchased a higher peak to the north, Mount Eden. In 1945 he planted his first vineyard there. The varieties were Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Cabernet Sauvignon was added in the 1950's), and the mountain became his home. Ray named his wine domain simply "Martin Ray." Read less

External Reviews for Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff Edna Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Smooth, rich and creamy-textured, this is intense and concentrated, with a mix of ripe pear, green apple, floral and spice notes. Ends with a fresh, snappy aftertaste. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright and pure, with high natural acidity framing ripe flavors of peaches, pineapples, limes, kiwi fruits and smoky, oaky vanilla. Classic Edna Valley Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Pale yellow. Musky, powerfully scented aromas of orchard fruits, smoky lees, truffle and iodine; smells like a top-notch Chassagne. Weighty and round but sharply focused, offering fresh pear, peach, tangerine and buttered toast flavors. The iodine element returns on the long, smoky finish. Lots going on here, especially for the price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Brisk and ripe, this Chard, from a cool region on San Luis Obispo, shows a classic profile of pure kiwi and lime fruit flavor. A layer of oak adds caramel, butterscotch and vanilla flavors. It all finishes in a long, spicy swirl of orange blossom honey.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe and intense, with rich, perfumed apple, pear and spice flavors that pick up a note of butterscotch from oak. Turns elegant and stylish on the finish, showing a hint of lemon and citrus. A great value. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fresh and vibrant, with floral apple blossom scents. Complex spicy mineral, green apple and green pear notes, with a hint of cedar, are clean and refreshing. Has good length, picking up a trace of anise on the finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.



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The 2006 Mount Eden Wolff Vineyard Edna Valley Chardonnay was aged sur lie for eight months in one to five year old French oak barrels. The resulting wine is rich and clean with tons of tropical fruit on the nose and a youthful exuberance. On the palate it shows racy mint and citrus zest flavors with excellent acidity attributable to its coastal origins.

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