Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2007

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Notes at release: 2007 was a drought year of historic severity. Sixteen inches fell during the winter - the last tim...

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This is a big, vital Chardonnay brimming with fresh acids and oak, whose underlying pineapple, pear and lemon-lime flavors are delicious. Despite t... Read more

Dark yellow-gold, with rich, concentrated honey and fig aromas, picking up earth, herb and citrus scents, supported by lively acidity. Turns opulen... Read more

A terrific example of a great California Chardonnay, the 2000 Chardonnay Estate emerges from a high altitude mountain vineyard. It exhibits notes o... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

This is a big, vital Chardonnay brimming with fresh acids and oak, whose underlying pineapple, pear and lemon-lime flavors are delicious. Despite the richness, itrsquo;s dry and crisp in acidity, with a minerally tang. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark yellow-gold, with rich, concentrated honey and fig aromas, picking up earth, herb and citrus scents, supported by lively acidity. Turns opulent and complex on a long, buttery finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A terrific example of a great California Chardonnay, the 2000 Chardonnay Estate emerges from a high altitude mountain vineyard. It exhibits notes of honeysuckle and buttered tropical fruits (particularly pineapples and passion fruit) interwoven with a striking minerality, good acidity, tremendous intensity, and impressive richness, The wine's acidity and structure have more in common with a top Burgundy Grand cru than most California Chardonnays. This is a brilliantly executed, full-throttle effort that builds incrementally in the mouth. It should drink well for a decade (one of California's longest lived Chardonnays).


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

At first, this teases, fresh and snappy, displaying lively acidity and zesty citrus, green apple and pear notes. Turns pithy midpalate, but the flavors pour though on the finish, adding mouthwatering touches of light oak and mineral. Should only get better. Drink now through 2025.


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Source: The Wine Closet
11/27/2010

Mt Eden 07 Chardonnay


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Chardonnay Estate is incomparably elegant. Lemon, lime, crushed rocks, spices and mint are some of the many nuances that take shape as the 2009 opens up in the glass. The 2009 is unusually open and approachable for a young Mount Eden Chardonnay, but there is plenty of stuffing for it to age well for many years. The 2009 will be even better in another few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2020.


External Review
01/10/2013

This is a big, vital Chardonnay brimming with fresh acids and oak, whose underlying pineapple, pear and lemon-lime flavors are delicious. Despite the richness, itandrsquo;s dry and crisp in acidity, with a minerally tang. Drink now.


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1013960 Snooth User: ianrshort
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4.50 5
01/08/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes at release: 2007 was a drought year of historic severity. Sixteen inches fell during the winter - the last time that happened was 1977, thirty years previously. Other than that, it was a great growing season. We still kept our dry-farming philosophy (the only sustainability that works in my world) and the late summer, early fall were textbook mild and sunny. The style of this vintage is what I have been trying to achieve recently. Reticent in fruit yet buoyant in personality, this chardonnay has penetrating, compelling aromas unique to Mount Eden of earth, quince, and lime zest. On the palate, the first impression is of solid acidity with the fruit in the background but abundant richness, texture and minerality in the foreground. Overall, an exquisite, teasing tautness completes the picture. Built to age gracefully, expect improvement through 2012 and a drinking plateau through 2025 with proper cellaring.

Notes at release: 2007 was a drought year of historic severity. Sixteen inches fell during the winter - the last time that happened was 1977, thirty years previously. Other than that, it was a great growing season. We still kept our dry-farming philosophy (the only sustainability that works in my world) and the late summer, early fall were textbook mild and sunny. The style of this vintage is what I have been trying to achieve recently. Reticent in fruit yet buoyant in personality, this chardonnay has penetrating, compelling aromas unique to Mount Eden of earth, quince, and lime zest. On the palate, the first impression is of solid acidity with the fruit in the background but abundant richness, texture and minerality in the foreground. Overall, an exquisite, teasing tautness completes the picture. Built to age gracefully, expect improvement through 2012 and a drinking plateau through 2025 with proper cellaring.

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