TASTING NOTES - The full-bodied Estate Chardonnay displays fine underlying acidity and a long finish. Hints of cardamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon, mineral flavors. Of all Mount Eden’s estate-grown wines, the Chardonnay is most in need of further bottle aging at release, requiring an additional two to four years to fully reveal its true character. Many vintages are still fresh and enjoyable after fifteen years, explaining why Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is considered one of California’s longest-lived white wines.
PRODUCTION NOTES - Barrel fermented with complete malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged on its lees for ten months in
50% new Burgundy barrels. This barrel regimen gives the wine weight. Apple blossom and honeysuckle
aromas are the high notes with reductive earth flavors forming the basis. The lengthy finish bodes well
for a long evolution.
PARK PLACE SOMMELIER PAIRING - Pair with grilled/roasted meat with an herbal/savory prepration, fatty fish dishes or pasta/risotto with cheese/cream sauce. Try with Poulet de Provencal.