2014 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Old Vines
Mount Eden Vineyards 2014 Old Vine Chardonnay (Edna Valley)
From vineyards planted between 1973 and 1976 comes this more southerly bottling from the Santa Cruz Mountains-based winery. Pithy and clean, the nose matches kumquat and pomelo with a touch of smoked chicken flesh. The palate leads with a citrusy edge, showing pear flesh in the midpalate and Marcona almond toward the finish. It's mouthwatering with a very full texture.
by Matt Kettmann, 11/1/2016
Mount Eden 2014 Chardonnay Old Vines
Mount Eden's 2014 Chardonnay Old Vines, from a site in Edna Valley, is pretty, understated and gracious. Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay. Readers will have a hard time finding a better wine for the money. The Old Vines is the current incarnation of the Wolff Vineyard Chardonnay Mount Eden used to bottle. Because of low yields in Wolff, Jeffrey Patterson augmented that fruit with fruit from Stoller and Niven. Quite simply, this is a fabulous wine for the money. Drinking window: 2016 - 2020
by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: June 2016
2014 Mount Eden • Edna Valley Chardonnay
More tropical than the Santa Cruz Mountains release, with notes of pineapple, cream corn, white flowers and mint, the 2014 Edna Valley Chardonnay is medium-bodied, supple, pure and polished on the palate, with gorgeous fruit. I don't think it will make old bones, but it's a beautiful wine that will drink nicely for 3-4 years. Drink: 2016 to 2021
by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue #227, 28 Oct 2016
--The Wine Advocate
It's been thirty years since we started making an Edna Valley Chardonnay. In that time we have always purchased the fruit for this wine from one vineyard which was planted in 1976 by Edna Valley wine pioneer Andy MacGregor (some of you long time Mount Eden Fans may remember that name). This vineyard was sold to Jean Pierre Wolff in 1999.
Due to the ongoing drought here in California we needed to supplement the fruit we receive from the Wolff Vineyard. We were lucky enough to procure additional fruit from Paragon Vineyard planted in 1974 and Stoller Vineyard established in 1976. With these additions we made an "Old Vines" Chardonnay from some of the very first vineyards planted in the Edna valley.
The harvest occurred entirely in the month of September, early for this cool, coastal valley. In our traditional fashion this wine is entirely barrel fermented and aged sur-lie for ten months. The blend turned out beautiful. Youthful aromas of lemon and mint with toasty oak are engaging. Precise flavors, reflecting perfect numbers at harvest, are complex and reveal Edna Valley at its best.
Total Production: 4,306 cases
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