Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard 2011
"Jeffrey Patterson has sourced Chardonnay for this 1976 planting in Edna Valley since 1985. Reduced when first opened, the wine also courses with an appetizing saline electricity. As it takes on air it gains a nutty. Pear fruited succulence that balances its crisp intensity. Give it a year or two to come around, then pour it with something similarly rich and oceanic, like doc in brown butter sauce...91" Wine & Spirits 10/13
Editorial Reviews for Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard
- 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
Four and a half glasses
Good for a Chardonnay. Nutty & oak flavors with medium-high alcohol.
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
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.
Four and a half glasses
Mount Eden - Wolff has become one of my favorite inexpensive chardonnays over the past few years. It is a nicely balance wine that is neither over-oaked or too buttery. It is relatively complex with nice fruit flavors and enough acidity to stand up to foods such as chicken or pork. Overall, a very nice wine -- especially for less than $20.
External Reviews for Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Wolff Vineyard
On the tart side, and very refreshing, this features a marked citrus presence and cleansing green apple flavors. Drink now through 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Bright and pure, with high natural acidity framing ripe flavors of peaches, pineapples, limes, kiwi fruits and smoky, oaky vanilla. Classic Edna Valley Chardonnay.
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.
From Edna Valley's oldest and coolest climate this elegant Chardonnay is complex, with smoky characteristics, tropical fruits and a lively acidity that dances on your tongue.
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