Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Russian River    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 110899)
PinotReport rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sweet strawberry, cherry and toffee notes are laced with spiced tea, soft oak, and cranberry accents. Silky tannins join a long, berry fruit finish.

Pair with fresh Northwest salmon, grilled seasonal vegetables brushed with olive oil, and artisinal cheeses.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Villa Mt. Eden:

About Villa Mt. Eden:

Villa Mt. Eden is one of the few wineries established around the 1880s that exists today, among the good company of Beringer, Chateau Montelena and Far Niente.

Under former winemaker, Mike McGrath’s, 25 years of leadership, Villa Mt. Eden earned five placements on Wine Spectator’s annual “Top 100” and many best value accolades. Villa Mt. Eden also moved production facilities up the road on the Silverado Trail. In 2009 McGrath’s longtime assistant winemaker Armando de Santiago took the helm as winemaker at Villa Mt. Eden, placing renewed focus on Villa’s enduring mission to showcase distinguished regions and vineyards of California. With his unique background in philosophy and naturopathy, as well as winemaking, Armando is in many ways a natural fit for Villa Mt. Eden. This modern day Renaissance man’s passion for crafting elegant wines with fruit intensity and a focus on place, is ideally suited to guiding this acclaimed winery into its next chapter.