Barrel-fermented in Domaine Eden’s mountain cave and built entirely of estate fruit from both mountain properties, this is an opera of a Chardonnay for a song of a price. The switch up this vintage was allowing Domaine Eden fruit to dominate, which leads to a more approachable white with more honeysuckle and lemon custard to tame the gunflint and loamy earth. Silky and plush, with that signature mineral streak intact and bright acidity, this is a unique Chardonnay that captures the mountainous AVA so well.
The 2017 Chardonnay from Domaine Eden is blend of 64% Domaine Eden fruit and 36% Mount Eden estate fruit. The nose is driven by ripe orchard fruits with earthy accents of hay, almonds and beeswax. The palate is silky with plush fruit lit up by a mineral streak and bright acidity, and it finishes long and uplifted.
Tangerine rind, light walnut and a hint of lanolin show on the nose of this bottling, always a unique and classic take on the region's Chardonnay. Lemon-balm, grapefruit-peel and light sourdough-toast flavors grab hold of the palate, balancing sour and rich elements, with loads of lingering acidity.VN92
The 2017 Chardonnay is absolutely gorgeous. Apricot, tangerine oil, butter and light tropical accents give the 2017 striking exotic character that match its rich oily personality so well. This is a decidedly extroverted wine from Domaine Eden, but it all works so well. There is a feeling of immediacy and allure that makes the 2017 impossible to resist. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay is a blend of declassified barrels (64%) and lots from the Domaine Eden property itself (36%), aged in 2-5 year old wood.