Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains


All of the Chardonnay is grown at Mount Eden or at Domaine Eden. Prior to bottling, the winemaking team tastes through all of the Chardonnay barrels and selects for different personalities; the Domaine Eden Chardonnay is highlighted by forward fruit, earlier drinkability and obvious hedonism and is usually composed of 60% Mount Eden and 40% Domaine Eden fruit but it varies slightly by vintage.

To preserve the terrior of these special sites, the same principles apply: fermentation in Burgundy barrels (50% new), use of natural yeasts, malolactic fermentation and aging sur-lie for 9 months.

92 points
"...a gorgeous, pedigreed wine that captures all the brilliance and pedigree of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Weightless and gracious in the glass, with lovely aromatic lift and tons of energy, the Domaine Eden Chardonnay is pure class. Citrus, floral, almond and mineral nuances add further shades of nuance. Even more importantly, the 2015 is wonderfully fresh and vibrant, which will allow it to age gracefully for years to come. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay is 65% declassified Mount Eden Chardonnay and 35% fruit from the Domaine Eden property itself."
Antonio Galloni,
, August 2018
91 points
"...initially a touch reduced, opening with aeration to reveal pretty aromas of peach, yellow orchard fruit and toasted nuts. On the palate, it's glossy, medium to full-bodied and succulent, with bright acids and nicely grippy finish. Today, it's quite tight-knit, but with a year or two in bottle, it should really hit its stride."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, May 2018

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