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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 1995
Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 1995
(search item no. 3566)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1995 is a deeply layered vintage. Complex red fruits with accents of blueberry, mint, and French oak fill the nose. The palate impression is elegant and long, continuing the intensity of the strawberry, cherry flavors with forest pine. Medium tannins and a ripe sweetness gives length and flavor echo to the finish.

This wine was neither fined nor filtered in order to preserve all of the natural essence. We count this as one of our successes in this, the longest lineage of estate bottled Pinot Noir in America.

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About Mount Eden Vineyards:

Mount Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate located on a 2000-foot peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Founded in 1942 by Martin Ray, their estate vineyards have consistently produced world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon for over a half-century. In addition to their estate wines, they purchase Chardonnay grapes from the mature MacGregor Vineyard in the Edna Valley Appellation outside of San Luis Obispo.