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Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard 2007

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2007 was a classic year from this mature thirty-year-old vineyard. The grapes were harvested in October because of the cool, maritime climate, and this long growing season gives the wine firm structure and beautiful acidity with buoyant aromas of citrus zest, gardenia flower and toasty nuance. Aged for nine months in French and American oak, this chardonnay is full and rich on the palate reflecting its old-vine, barrel fermented, sur-lie approach. The finish is long and complete. As is our tradition, we make this wine as a singular vineyard and have since 1985. Total Production:

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,384
3.50 5
09/10/2009

- nutty, slightly smoky aromatic wood, a hint of bacon, green herbs, dried flowers, apple butter, nice balanced and perfumed, - Lighter bodied than the nose would indicate with a very soft, creamy texture, nice spicy top notes from the wood over a deep base of dried apple and lemon curd fruits. Finishes with a easy touch and gentle woodspice and golden apple fruit tones. White fish in brown butter sauce 87pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
08/15/2009

This chardonnay is a tasty, floral and peach/nectarine/melon wine that oddly enough had a bit of Riesling "zing" to it. Tasty, but lacking any toasty oak or buttery qualities for those that seek such in a chardonnay. -Tasted 8/15/09 Marche` Bacchus


Snooth User: SIPtheGoodLife
2564805
5.00 5
09/15/2009

Great pick! I’ve always enjoyed wines from Wolff Vineyards. I became even more excited about this winery when I found out that many of their 2008 releases have been SIP™ (Sustainability in Practice) Certified. In order to receive this certification the growers must go through a rigorous process to prove their continuing commitment to environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic vitality. The SIP™ program takes into consideration energy conservation, erosion control, pest management, human resource practices, and more. Consumers should look for the SIP™ certified seal on bottles; this seal signals that the wine you are drinking contains 85% or more certified fruit. Keep drinking those SIP™ wines so we can hope to see even more make their debuts in the future. For more information about SIP™ certified wines check out www.sipthegoodlife.org.


Snooth User: caseychristin
4283461
4.50 5
07/12/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Ripe and floral with fleshy peach nectarine melon and spice. Full-bodied focused and elegant with a long persistent finish that emphasizes the ripe fruitiness. Drink now through 2012. From California. J.L..



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2007 was a classic year from this mature thirty-year-old vineyard. The grapes were harvested in October because of the cool, maritime climate, and this long growing season gives the wine firm structure and beautiful acidity with buoyant aromas of citrus zest, gardenia flower and toasty nuance. Aged for nine months in French and American oak, this chardonnay is full and rich on the palate reflecting its old-vine, barrel fermented, sur-lie approach. The finish is long and complete. As is our tradition, we make this wine as a singular vineyard and have since 1985. Total Production:

5,588 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork


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