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Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Monterey County Arroyo Seco 2007

External Review by Andover Liquors:

This delicious Chardonnay shows real character with rich, creamy, and dry features. Explosive flavors of pineapple, pear, and peach that taste like they were baked into a creme brulee.

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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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11/01/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Monterey County Arroyo Seco

External Review
Source: Andover Liquors
12/08/2010

This delicious Chardonnay shows real character with rich, creamy, and dry features. Explosive flavors of pineapple, pear, and peach that taste like they were baked into a creme brulee.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
02/28/2009

2007 Mount Eden Arroyo Seco Monterey County Chardonnay is a delicious Chardonnay, but more than that, it's very nearly as good as the winery's classic Estate bottling, which costs more than twice as much. Shows real Chard character, a rich,



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