June 30, 2021 - Yes, it’s as excellent as the posted tasting notes say.
April 11, 2021 - Plenty of fruit and mineral followed by a baked apple and a warm caramel finish.
March 12, 2021 - Nice medium Golden color. Honeysuckle and edelweiss on the nose with a hint of wax. Crazy on the palate - hints of papaya, lemon water, mint (especially in the finish) beeswax, and blended citrus zest - pomelo, satsuma, and more that dominate the finish, which grips the tongue and lasts forever. My hat is off to the crafters who let the natural juice shine through to this extent.
November 27, 2020 - The wine is gold colored and tasting of stoniness, flint, dust, vanilla, honey and sherry. Full bodied with round texture.
A chardonnay that represents a strong tradition of French style ageing
August 5, 2020 - Great color, good palate feel, lemon curd, floral. Very nice pop and pour.
August 2, 2020 - Superbe chardonnay avec un gras sur le citron confit. Excellente longueur avec une pointe de minéralité qui amène une droiture. Opulent en l'état. 93 sur 100.
July 5, 2020 - So good. I have enjoyed 5 prior bottles since release in 2012, and this was the best yet. If you've kept some this long, you're in for a treat. At Jardiniere restaurant a few years ago, I had a 16-year-old Mt Eden chardonnay, and it was still excellent. I think I'll stretch out my 2008 Reserve, 2010, and 2012 bottles through an even longer lifetime.
We once lived directly below the vineyards on Mt Eden Rd in Saratoga, and that biases my love for this winery. Though very different in style, Aubert and Mt Eden are my two favorite US chardonnay producers and the only two I accumulate. Mt Eden offers a wonderfully wide drinking window and special-occasion quality at a reasonable price.
April 5, 2020 - Deep golden, no sign of oxidation on nose or palate. Flavors of salted butterscotch and tangerine. Finishes with a shade of tannic bitterness. Even so, it carries its age with a touch of class.
September 15, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Worldwide Chardonnay (Oceanaire, Mpls, MN): Light gold color. Drank a glass over 40 minutes. I thought this was excellent tongiht as usual. Love the nose with loads of saline up front, very earthy seashore aromas, lemon, and some spice. The palate is savory, earthy, crustacean-like mineral, deep lemon, good acid, nutty, full bodied with lots of depth, long finish and in my opinion moderate at most oak influence. This full of power and it has great balance and so much going on. Love it. Drinking in a perfect spot. 93+ or better for me.
September 15, 2019 - I love Mt Eden's PNs & Cabs. One of my best local wine buddies & frequent dinner mate, loves this chard as do the critics. Like many CA Chards, this doesn't flip my trigger. Primarily, like the majority of CA Chards, I find it too weighty. Additionally I get, an all to prevalent, sense of oak spice for my palate. But, I'm a dyed in the wool fan of Mt Eden V reds.