Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2003
Golden in color. Red apples on the attack. The oak is present, but nothing overt or toasty; rather, it makes itself known in the texture--creamy yet supple and well-toned. With time dried apricots and mineral notes emerge. Dense in the mid-palate and wondrously persistent, this Chardonnay will certainly grow more complex and nuanced. Give this wine time--it will be well worth it!Add winemaker's notes
Four and a half glasses
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Golden in color. Red apples on the attack. The oak is present, but nothing overt or toasty; rather, it makes itself known in the texture--creamy yet supple and well-toned. With time dried apricots and mineral notes emerge. Dense in the mid-palate and wondrously persistent, this Chardonnay will certainly grow more complex and nuanced. Give this wine time--it will be well worth it!
Mount Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate located on a 2000 foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded in 1945, it is recognized as one of the original "boutique" California Winery properties, focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mount Eden's lineage of estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is the longest in California. Planted in austere, infertile Franciscan shale on a cool, exposed mountaintop, the low-yielding estate vineyards have consistently produced world class wines for over a half century.
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Notes at Release: 2003 is yet another great vintage in an incredible lineage of Chardonnay from this historic estate. Like a good Burgundy, Mount Eden’s Estate Chardonnay is always backward in its youth. Because of this we release late to allow the acidity to tame and the flavors to evolve. After two and a half years in the bottle this 2003 is ready to be presented to you. Classic hazelnut, citrus and toast confront the nose. Vibrant full throttle flavors of quince, lemon, mint and palate-coating minerality which builds slowly as the wine is aerated. Drinkable now, this wine will be a pleasure to drink for the next ten years, possibly longer.
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