Mount Eden Vineyards
Chardonnay Estate Reserve 2009
Santa Cruz Montains, California
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!
"Mount Eden's 2009 Chardonnay Reserve boasts considerable depth and resonance. Graphite, smoke and butter add shades of dimension to the tropical, honeyed flavors. Even with its considerable oiliness and viscosity, the 2009 retains a gorgeous sense of energy. My impression is that the 2009 is likely to age at a slightly faster pace than some of the surrounding vintages, but in exchange it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Once again, the overall balance here is beyond impeccable." "95 Points" Antonio Galloni