Mount Eden Vineyards
Chardonnay Estate Reserve 2010
Santa Cruz Montains, California, $72.99
I have preached about this producer many times. I would even go as far to say it would be tops on my list as an all time favorite. When my supplier called me up telling me that they only got one case of this Reserve (never in our state before), I jumped on it. Looking for a wine to celebrate a special occasion?
This one is truly special.
Less than 100 cases produced!
"The 2010 Chardonnay Reserve is the brightest and also the airiest of the four Reserves Mount Eden has made so far, largely the result of a growing season in which rainfall was well above the historical average. Round, succulent and beautifully textured, the 2010 offers attractive scents of tropical fruits, yellow orchard fruit and white pepper. It will be interesting to see how much body and texture the 2010 acquires with further time in bottle. Today the 2010 remains tightly wound and in need of further cellaring." "94 Points" Antonio Galloni