2019 Mount Eden 'Domaine Eden' Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains
2019 was a beautiful vintage at the Mount Eden and Domaine Eden Estate vineyards, both high-elevation and dry farmed sites. This year’s bottling allowed Domain Eden to dominate in the blend with 74% while Mount Eden Estate fruit made up the balance. Early harvesting preserved the natural acidity through the 10 months aging sur-lie in French oak. The result is a precise and detailed Chardonnay with aromas of marzipan and lime zest leading into a balanced, citrusy palate with a lovely cardamom note. This is an operatic estate Chard for a song of a price!
Aromas of lemon confit, toasted almond, damp oak and a hint of sour cream make for a complex and compelling nose on this bottling. The palate opens with toasted nut flavors before heading into lemon curd, dried nectarine and sea salt. That blanched almond touch returns for the finish.93WS
Rich and succulent, showing a broad range of flavors, from nutmeg-laced spices and candied orange zest to salted, toasted hazelnut, Fuji apple, lemon zest and dried thyme. Packs plenty of harmony on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2030.