Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

9.154 ratings
9.225 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Eric Grasser

2012 vintage. Bottle #2185 Bing cherry, black tea, smoked sausage, nutmeg spice

2012 vintage. Bottle #2185 Bing cherry, black tea, smoked sausage, nutmeg spice

Aug 1st, 2020
Neil Barham

As good as it get in American Chardonnay. Especially at this price

As good as it get in American Chardonnay. Especially at this price

Feb 5th, 2016
Robert Krupp

One of the best domestic Pinots I've had in awhile. Something in the 13s w a sense of place. Bravo.

One of the best domestic Pinots I've had in awhile. Something in the 13s w a sense of place. Bravo.

Dec 25th, 2015
Kelly Cleary

Super ripe

Super ripe

Dec 1st, 2015
Matt Ryan

Lots of life ahead of this one.

Lots of life ahead of this one.

Nov 28th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Among the most moving American Pinot Noir to be found...Santa Cruz with one foot in Bourgogne à la Paul Masson and the best of California by the able hands of the Pattersons. Rich yet restrained, bright but not without bass, and a spectrum spanning from spice to fruit, sous bois to citrus. A lively and lovely, remarkable wine.

Among the most moving American Pinot Noir to be found...Santa Cruz with one foot in Bourgogne à la Paul Masson and the best of California by the able hands of the Pattersons. Rich yet restrained, bright but not without bass, and a spectrum spanning from spice to fruit, sous bois to citrus. A lively and lovely, remarkable wine.

Aug 28th, 2015
M. Ventre

Had at a pretty high end tasting with a lot of enthusiasts. Was really excited to taste this, waited in the long line listening to everyone's compliments/comments on the wine. Finally got to the front of the pack and got a pour from the nearly empty bottle that everyone was commenting on.. Annd it was #corked. 😳. .. Came back once another bottle was opened and glad I did, it was a night and day difference ... Question is though, were people just trying to be nice? Or did they really not know it was faulted?.. Just a thought..

Had at a pretty high end tasting with a lot of enthusiasts. Was really excited to taste this, waited in the long line listening to everyone's compliments/comments on the wine. Finally got to the front of the pack and got a pour from the nearly empty bottle that everyone was commenting on.. Annd it was #corked. 😳. .. Came back once another bottle was opened and glad I did, it was a night and day difference ... Question is though, were people just trying to be nice? Or did they really not know it was faulted?.. Just a thought..

Jul 28th, 2015
Chris Stambaugh

Oregon, I luvya, but damn this is gorgeous Pinot.

Oregon, I luvya, but damn this is gorgeous Pinot.

Jun 4th, 2015
Perry Riddle

#ipob

Apr 3rd, 2015
J D
9.0

Such a distinctive Pinot, full-bodied and sweet-black-fruited, just a touch funky and volatile in the right ways.

Such a distinctive Pinot, full-bodied and sweet-black-fruited, just a touch funky and volatile in the right ways.

Feb 24th, 2015