California Wine USD 69.95 750ml

Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Bottled Pinot Noir 2007

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Notes at release: We are committed to a philosophy of non irrigation, or dry farming, and are vastly alone in this belief. The majority of growers prefer to water throughout the summer. With dry-farming the vintage character expresses itself purely and we winemakers have to make our wines with what Mother Nature gives us. The beginning of 2007 was troublesome; we had one of the worst droughts since 1976. Despite the drought, the crop size was normal. The added stress from the lack of water combined with slow, even ripening and proved to be magical. 2007 was a stellar year for California Pinot Noir. Fermented entirely on native yeasts with the malolactic occurring spontaneously, this pinot is bottled without fining or filtration. The hallmark of this vintage is the saturating quality of the flavors. Decadent depth, concentration and wholeness stand out--somewhat reminiscent of 1994, another great year. Given the abundant stuffing of 2007, expect continued positive evolution for another 8 to 10 years.

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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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/30/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Mount Eden Pinot Noir Estate 750ml



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Notes at release: We are committed to a philosophy of non irrigation, or dry farming, and are vastly alone in this belief. The majority of growers prefer to water throughout the summer. With dry-farming the vintage character expresses itself purely and we winemakers have to make our wines with what Mother Nature gives us. The beginning of 2007 was troublesome; we had one of the worst droughts since 1976. Despite the drought, the crop size was normal. The added stress from the lack of water combined with slow, even ripening and proved to be magical. 2007 was a stellar year for California Pinot Noir. Fermented entirely on native yeasts with the malolactic occurring spontaneously, this pinot is bottled without fining or filtration. The hallmark of this vintage is the saturating quality of the flavors. Decadent depth, concentration and wholeness stand out--somewhat reminiscent of 1994, another great year. Given the abundant stuffing of 2007, expect continued positive evolution for another 8 to 10 years.

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