Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

9.325 ratings
9.311 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

MEV is a small estate located on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains and founded in 1942 by Martin Ray. Aromas of sweet stone fruits and honey spice. On the palate peach, sweet ripe apple and orange citrus with some nutty spice. Great balance with acidity sitting on a lingering finish ending with mineral tones. This 2013 is still young and a few more years will bring out the beauty of the wine. I'm putting a few bottles down.

MEV is a small estate located on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains and founded in 1942 by Martin Ray. Aromas of sweet stone fruits and honey spice. On the palate peach, sweet ripe apple and orange citrus with some nutty spice. Great balance with acidity sitting on a lingering finish ending with mineral tones. This 2013 is still young and a few more years will bring out the beauty of the wine. I'm putting a few bottles down.

Jul 21st, 2017
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.4

Not sure what was better tonight between the wine, king crab legs or relentless Chuck Norris jokes. Chuck Norris tells Simon what to do.

Not sure what was better tonight between the wine, king crab legs or relentless Chuck Norris jokes. Chuck Norris tells Simon what to do.

May 14th, 2017
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

So good. Always a go to. Corton anyone?

So good. Always a go to. Corton anyone?

Mar 24th, 2017
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.6

Always one of my favorite CA Chardonnays. Layers upon layers of complexity and nuances. Superb balance and built to easily last another decade or more.

Always one of my favorite CA Chardonnays. Layers upon layers of complexity and nuances. Superb balance and built to easily last another decade or more.

Nov 29th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

2013 so good, fresh lemon pith, beautiful balance.

2013 so good, fresh lemon pith, beautiful balance.

Oct 13th, 2016
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.5

Not JAFMOCC (Thanks Doug Krenik!)

Not JAFMOCC (Thanks Doug Krenik!)

Aug 30th, 2016
Marshal White

Intense, rich, structured. Needs 10 years

Intense, rich, structured. Needs 10 years

Jan 28th, 2016
Paul Jakubowski

One of the best whites I’ve ever had! Dark gold color. Deep nose of butter and nuts. Extremely complex but well balanced. Butter, cream, pineapple, and camomile. Long finish. Absolutely fantastic!

One of the best whites I’ve ever had! Dark gold color. Deep nose of butter and nuts. Extremely complex but well balanced. Butter, cream, pineapple, and camomile. Long finish. Absolutely fantastic!

Nov 21st, 2019
Gary Fenstra

This fits right into the Burgundian style of Chardonnay we like.

This fits right into the Burgundian style of Chardonnay we like.

Nov 3rd, 2019
Steve Medbery

My favorite California Chardonnay year in and year out. Yoon Ha posted it is meursault like and I agree. It is no coincidence that meursault is my favorite French white.

My favorite California Chardonnay year in and year out. Yoon Ha posted it is meursault like and I agree. It is no coincidence that meursault is my favorite French white.

Jun 19th, 2017