Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

9.346 ratings
9.55 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
Joel Brunk

Complex bouquet and smoke on nose, great weight, red ripe fruit

Complex bouquet and smoke on nose, great weight, red ripe fruit

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2019
Alanna Lucas (Nantucket Wine & Spirits)

If I didn’t know better I’d have bet this was a Burgundy. 1er cru, Grand Cru? Not sure because if I be damned, this is Cali Pinot! Wow. This is pure terroir. This nose has some baking spice and thyme. Let’s throw in some olives and orange peel, too. Then that palate is black tea, Rosemary, olive, plum, lavender. So much goodness in this stunning bottle. Yes!

If I didn’t know better I’d have bet this was a Burgundy. 1er cru, Grand Cru? Not sure because if I be damned, this is Cali Pinot! Wow. This is pure terroir. This nose has some baking spice and thyme. Let’s throw in some olives and orange peel, too. Then that palate is black tea, Rosemary, olive, plum, lavender. So much goodness in this stunning bottle. Yes!

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2019
Max Coane

Damn. Aldo is a trickster. Everybody at the table thought it was mid 90's 1er cru if not grand cru. Made me question everything I thought I knew about CA pinot.

Damn. Aldo is a trickster. Everybody at the table thought it was mid 90's 1er cru if not grand cru. Made me question everything I thought I knew about CA pinot.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Lauren Jenks

Earthy, burnt orange nose. Burgundian style, tart but good acid, tart cherry. Lean.

Earthy, burnt orange nose. Burgundian style, tart but good acid, tart cherry. Lean.

Jun 20th, 2016
Tyler Felous

Wow. Blew me away. Strawberry, pepper, but also forest floor and a different depth than most Pinots. Certainly a top 3 all-time Pinot.

Wow. Blew me away. Strawberry, pepper, but also forest floor and a different depth than most Pinots. Certainly a top 3 all-time Pinot.

Nov 4th, 2021
Carlos Gonzalez

Some bottles you wonder why they finish so fast.

Some bottles you wonder why they finish so fast.

Jul 1st, 2021
Guillermo Gonzalez

Killer. Mixed berry, forest floor. Prob highest bang for buck on an extensive list. Wish food had been as good . . .

Killer. Mixed berry, forest floor. Prob highest bang for buck on an extensive list. Wish food had been as good . . .

Jun 1st, 2021
Robert Stackowiak

Distinctive Pinot. Somewhat dry but bright. A step above most. December 2020.

Distinctive Pinot. Somewhat dry but bright. A step above most. December 2020.

Dec 6th, 2020
Greg Wright

After reading Antonio’s review of Mount Eden’s Pinot Noir I thought I would give the 2011 a try. Gorgeous aromatics stand out with cherry liqueur, orange peel, raspberry and cranberry notes flowing through the palate. Simply stunning and youthful in profile. Enjoy this over the next 10 or so years.

After reading Antonio’s review of Mount Eden’s Pinot Noir I thought I would give the 2011 a try. Gorgeous aromatics stand out with cherry liqueur, orange peel, raspberry and cranberry notes flowing through the palate. Simply stunning and youthful in profile. Enjoy this over the next 10 or so years.

Jan 25th, 2020
Jon Ruyle

This was really good, probably could have used some more time, though. It was right on day one, but opened up somewhat on days 2 and 3. Loved the flavor profile. (Note: I had intended to open the dominane eden and opened this by mistake. What a pleasant surprise!)

This was really good, probably could have used some more time, though. It was right on day one, but opened up somewhat on days 2 and 3. Loved the flavor profile. (Note: I had intended to open the dominane eden and opened this by mistake. What a pleasant surprise!)

Oct 5th, 2019