Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2018 Rated 95VM

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Rated 95
Mount Eden's 2018 Chardonnay offers a fabulous interplay of richness and energy. A wine of linear intensity, the 2018 could use a few more years in bottle to be at its best, but it is super impressive, even now, in what is very clearly the early going. Lemon confit, mint, orange peel, spice and light butter notes all build into the articulate, polished finish. This is such a classy wine. Give it a few years to come together. Drinking Window 2024-2033. (By Antonio Galloni on March 2022)

Wine Tasting Notes
The full-bodiedMount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay displays fine underlying acidity and a long finish. Hints of cardamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon, mineral flavors. Of all Mount Eden’s estate-grown wines, the Chardonnay is most in need of further bottle aging at release, requiring an additional two to four years to fully reveal its true character. Many vintages are still fresh and enjoyable after fifteen years, explaining why Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is considered one of California’s longest-lived white wines.