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Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

If you like profoundly flavored Chardonnay that is not overripe or over oaked, this is your style. Subtle aromas of lanolin, mint and lavender give way to apple and citrus notes on the palate with hints of fennel and dried fruits. The 2010 displays equal structure and richness which is the hallmark of this coastal appellation. High-toned acidity provides freshness in the aftertaste.

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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 Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

On the tart side, and very refreshing, this features a marked citrus presence and cleansing green apple flavors. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Mount Eden’s 2010 Chardonnay Wolff Vineyard wraps around the palate with hints of almonds, honey, fennel and dried pears. The Wolff Vineyard, from a site in Edna Valley, is made in a slightly more forward style than the rest of the Domaine/Mount Eden Chardonnays. Slightly burnished notes add complexity on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.



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If you like profoundly flavored Chardonnay that is not overripe or over oaked, this is your style. Subtle aromas of lanolin, mint and lavender give way to apple and citrus notes on the palate with hints of fennel and dried fruits. The 2010 displays equal structure and richness which is the hallmark of this coastal appellation. High-toned acidity provides freshness in the aftertaste.

6076 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 9 months in American Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.4%

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