Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

9.258 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Zesty and bright. Sharp lemon and zippy middle. Big and brassy and fun

Zesty and bright. Sharp lemon and zippy middle. Big and brassy and fun

Feb 10th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

Quite a debate about is this skunky, and if it is, how do you define it. To me, it was definitely a bit sulphuric with some burnt popcorn. Fruit is fairly subdued throughout...more grilled buttered pineapple and cashew. Out of the two, this definitely appeals to the French crowd. Thanks for the intro to this @Benjamin Keator !

Quite a debate about is this skunky, and if it is, how do you define it. To me, it was definitely a bit sulphuric with some burnt popcorn. Fruit is fairly subdued throughout...more grilled buttered pineapple and cashew. Out of the two, this definitely appeals to the French crowd. Thanks for the intro to this @Benjamin Keator !

Aug 11th, 2018
J D
9.1

In a class of its own. Good winter sipping.

In a class of its own. Good winter sipping.

Jan 17th, 2017
Michael L S

Dry nicely balanced Chardonnay. Integrated oak and subtle fruit up front. Persistent finish and good acidity along the way.

Dry nicely balanced Chardonnay. Integrated oak and subtle fruit up front. Persistent finish and good acidity along the way.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Robbie Ward

Quite restrained but with plenty of power. Oak supports rather than dominates. Beautiful

Quite restrained but with plenty of power. Oak supports rather than dominates. Beautiful

Dec 11th, 2015
Matt K
9.5

Just rich enough, tight, pithy, grippy. Good for another 15 years, methinks.

Just rich enough, tight, pithy, grippy. Good for another 15 years, methinks.

Aug 30th, 2015
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

9.4

Unreleased MEV Chard. Delicious. Slate, store fruit and the most incredible acidity that carries for 45+ seconds.

Unreleased MEV Chard. Delicious. Slate, store fruit and the most incredible acidity that carries for 45+ seconds.

Mar 10th, 2015
Brian Kostreba

I tried it slightly chilled was excellent, then fully chilled it lost some of the flavors I tasted before. A great wine that I held for several years before serving.

I tried it slightly chilled was excellent, then fully chilled it lost some of the flavors I tasted before. A great wine that I held for several years before serving.

May 18th, 2019
Daniil Karp

Neon yellow in color with bright flavors and high acidity. Topical fruit and pineapple flavors with a grassy green finish.

Neon yellow in color with bright flavors and high acidity. Topical fruit and pineapple flavors with a grassy green finish.

Nov 4th, 2017
Mike Evans

Nice body but with good cut, pear, lemon, minerals, good depth with a tart finish.

Nice body but with good cut, pear, lemon, minerals, good depth with a tart finish.

Mar 9th, 2017