One of the largest Estate Chardonnay harvests on record, following one of the smallest
in 2005. 56% of the grapes harvested (102 barrels) were selected for the 2006 Estate
Chardonnay. Bright pale yellow in color , with classic Mount Eden aromas of lime,
hazelnut and crushed stone. It is developing well on the palate with juicy and tight
flavors of ripe citrus, earth and penetrating acidity, which contributes to an energetic
and long finish.
This vintage is easily a wine that could continue to develop and improve for another ten
"Simply delicious, a rich, buttery style, delivering ripe, vivid and delicate peach, pear and honeydew melon fruit that's complex, concentrated and full-bodied Offers excellent length and depth. Creamy oak adds a touch of smoke and vanilla. The texture is silky. Drink now through 2016."
"Bright yellow-gold. Fresh orange, fig and pear skin aromas are complemented by tarragon and cinnamon, with a suave note of marzipan coming up with air. Juicy and fresh, with sweet citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a stony underpinning. Gains flesh and richness on the strikingly long finish while maintaining vivacity. This is delicious now but is balanced to repay at least six to eight years of patience."
International Wine Cellar
"The light straw/gold-colored 2006 Chardonnay Estate reveals more restrained as well as more noble aromatics of crushed rocks, poached pears, and hints of pineapples, orange rind, and candied citrus. Medium to full-bodied with very good acidity, admirable purity, and a long finish, it is best drunk during its first decade of life some of these Chardonnays can last 20 years or more. "
The Wine Advocate