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Mount Eden Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 2013


SKU 19686


Most large commercial wines in the marketplace are blends from several vineyards and are what I call "winemaker wines", meaning the composition and harmony are built by the palate and pocketbook of the winemaker. "Vineyard wines" differ in their basic approach and are usually very small in volume. I know it's a well-worn cliché, but I do believe that all great wines are "made in the vineyard". Therefore, over the years I have found myself working in my vineyards more and more. The connection to the estate vineyards and my influence over the quality of the fruit is my biggest satisfaction. -Jeffrey Patterson, Winemaker
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Brand Mount Eden Vineyards
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VinousThe 2012 Chardonnay Reserve is absolutely gorgeous. Vivid and pure, with notable intensity but no excess weight, the 2012 has everything going on. Chamomile, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the wine its natural brightness and lift. Graphite, slate and a host of more mineral-inflected notes add complexity through to the long, articulate finish. Mount Eden’s Chardonnay is one of the truly great wines of California. The 2012 Reserve is not a big wine, but it is sublime, even if it is a bit closed today. Even so, the wine’s pedigree is first-class all the way. Quite simply, Mount Eden’s Reserve is one of the best Chardonnays, not just in the United States, but in the world.

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