Mount Eden Reserve Chardonnay 2010

Mount Eden Reserve Chardonnay 2010 United States  California  Santa Cruz Mountains White Wine
Product ID: 27436
Region: United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White Wine
Vintage: 2010
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.2
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"In the glass the difference is subtle but noticeable between the Estate and the Reserve. The Reserve has more earth, mineral notes, and texture coming from the lee influence. The Estate has more bright fruit. Aging potential is still unknown since the Reserve has only been made since 2007 but so far it seems to be aging more slowly than the Estate bottling." —winemaker

Wine Anthology review:
The Reserve Chardonnay has only been produced since 2007, so it's an exciting new development in Mount Eden's seven decades of winemaking. Through extra oak aging on the lees, this 2010 comes through with notes of warm vanilla and buttercream that softens up a ripe attack of red apple and orange zest. Rich and concentrated on the palate, there's a lot to love here if you're a big fan of complex, oak-kissed Chardonnay. And as a collector's item, this tiny 257-case vintage will last several decades in the cellar!
"Only slightly darker in color than the Estate Chardonnay, the 2010 Chardonnay Reserve is a barrel selection from the standard Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay that's moved to stainless steel barrels, gets a single lees stirring, and then is left alone for 12 months before being bottled. It offers rocking notes of ripe orchard fruits, honeysuckle, orange blossom and vanilla cream on the nose. These carry to a medium to full-boded Chardonnay that has terrific concentration, a layered, silky and vibrant texture and a big finish. Still youthful and vibrant, if you every wanted to push the ageability of California Chardonnay, this would the one to do it with. Enjoy this beauty anytime over the coming two decades." —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

"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. Drinking window: 2016 - 2025." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Chardonnaywhite meats like chicken, turkey or porkBrie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolonebasil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron
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