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Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2012

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The 2012 Estate Chardonnay is very youthful with classic Mount Eden flavors of lemon and hazelnuts. The finish is long and complex which gives high expectation for a 20 plus year life span.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Brand Mount Eden Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine SpectatorTop 100: 2015, Rank: 5. Designation Highly Recommended. Spicy, toasty, aromatic oak offers an enticing start, with a fresh, vibrant core of lemon-lime, lemon curd, white peach and stone fruit that is very tight, dense, focused and persistent. Ends with a juicy Key lime aftertaste. Drink now through 2029. 1,986 cases made.

James Laube, October 30, 2015
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Wine EnthusiastSeared yellow grapefruit, white flowers and a hint of almonds make for a fresh but simultaneously nutty nose on this classic bottling from the historic producer, whose grapes come from the top of the high-elevation appellation. The extremely energized palate is enlivened by flavors of salted lemons, a buttery warmth and racy yet rich minerality, from chalk and slate to graphite and flint.

Matt Kettmann, December 1, 2015