Mount Eden Vineyards Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, California

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Item No. 18567
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a new and exciting vineyard source for us on the Central Coast owned for many years by the Bekko family. The ranch is composed of twenty-two year old Chardonnay vines on their own roots. Totally barrel fermented in our cave using new and used French burgundy barrels, this wine has a reticent nose at first but then evolves to butterscotch and earth with an underlying freshness that is reminiscent of a sea breeze. Delicate in flavor yet big in texture, the flavors are citrine with nuances of earth and oak. The telling finish is quite long and is the most outstanding feature at this early juncture.

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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.

Learn About Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountain appellation encompasses the land between Half Moon Bay in the north and Mount Madonna (just near Monterey) in the south. Producing wine since the early 1800's, some of these wineries have been around for quite some time, mingling their vineyard lands with the sprawling redwood forests. Notable Facts Even though the climate can be challenging, and only 1500...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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