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Mount Eden 'Wolff Vineyard' Chardonnay 2020
$28.80$21.54
Wine Enthusiast 93
"A golden hue in the glass, this bottling from a vineyard first planted in 1976 offers bold aromas of lemon peel, crushed almond and a hint of cheese rind on the nose. There's tremendous tension to the palate, where salted nuts, dried lemon peel and brisk tonic flavors align." ~ MK

Wine Spectator 90
"Complex and distinctive, with pear, nectarine and Honeycrisp apple flavors, salted melon accents and a savory note of tarragon on an ... read more
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Shelf Location — 55b
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#55332
Location at store:55b
Item Description
Wine Enthusiast 93
"A golden hue in the glass, this bottling from a vineyard first planted in 1976 offers bold aromas of lemon peel, crushed almond and a hint of cheese rind on the nose. There's tremendous tension to the palate, where salted nuts, dried lemon peel and brisk tonic flavors align." ~ MK

Wine Spectator 90
"Complex and distinctive, with pear, nectarine and Honeycrisp apple flavors, salted melon accents and a savory note of tarragon on an appealing fleshy, juicy frame." ~ MAW

Jean-Pierre Wolff farms 55 acres of Chardonnay vines in the bucolic Edna Valley, outside the town of San Luis Obispo. Originally planted in 1976 by Edna Valley wine pioneer Andy Macgregor (Wolff purchased the property from Macgregor in 1999), the vineyard is the oldest in the Edna Valley. Mount Eden has made Chardonnay from this vineyard since 1985. These mature vines typically yield two to four tons per acre.

The winemaking process is essentially the same as with Mount Edens Estate Chardonnay. The fruit is pressed without crushing and entirely barrel-fermented in two to five year old French Burgundy barrels. Full malolactic fermentation; aged eight months in barrel until bottling.
About Mount Eden Estate
"Few wineries in California create more profound, distinctive wines than Mount Eden. Indeed, if I were to present to a visiting European, say, the wines of just one California winery to demonstrate the originality of California wine, I'd choose Mount Eden Vineyards."

– Matt Kramer, New California Wine

Mount Eden Vineyards is a small, historic wine estate located on a 2000 foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation, about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded by Martin Ray in 1945, it is recognized as one of the original boutique California Winery properties, focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Mount Eden Vineyard has been continuously producing estate bottled Pinot Noir and Chardonnay longer than anyone else in California.

Planted in austere, infertile Franciscan shale on a cool, exposed mountaintop, the 40 acre vineyard is farmed sustainably without any irrigation. It is comprised of 7 acres of Pinot Noir, 20 acres of Chardonnay and 13 acres of Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. In 2007 they purchased the former Cinnabar vineyard on a neighboring mountain top. Planted in 1983, this mature vineyard brought another 12 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as a little Cabernet Sauvignon. They renamed the property Domaine Eden and it has become the primary source for their Domaine Eden wines.

Winemaker and Proprietor Jeffrey Patterson has been making wine at Mount Eden since 1981. With three decades under his belt, he continues with the same goal as when he started: to express this singular vineyard. Fermentation is done with native yeasts, oak influence is kept minimal, and fining and filtering are minimal when used at all.

Few wineries in California have the sort of history that is found at Mount Eden and few wineries in the world can match the level of quality being produced here. This is a unique terroir being overseen by conscientious stewards and these are wines that could not possibly have come from anywhere else in the world. It's as pointless to compare these wines to Burgundy and Bordeaux as it is to compare them to the rest of California; these wines are Mount Eden, pure and simple.
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