Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2016 - Domaine Franey
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Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2016
SKU: 24059

Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2016

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750ml
$69.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains
Brand Mount Eden Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Delicate yet persistent aromas of citrus fruit and honeysuckle combine with an "old world" touch of earth. On the palate, the flavors are expansive with energetic and tense citrus fruit and minerality. This 2016 is reminiscent of the 2012 with its classic restraint yet with a deep core of acid-laden fruit. Expect full development by 2022 and a long life thereafter.
Wine Enthusiast
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The nose on this bottling blends savory depth with floral lightness, combining sandalwood, seared Meyer lemon peels, butterscotch, hot sandstone and flashes of honeysuckle on the nose. Sea salt and nectarine lead toward marshmallow and wood in the finish, wrapped in a structure that's firm but seamless.

Matt Kettmann, October 1, 2019
Vinous
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The 2016 Chardonnay is a very pretty wine. Tangerine peel, tropical overtones, mint and butter notes give the 2016 a decidedly extroverted feel in terms of its flavor profile, and yet the wine remains a bit compact in its overall feel. In 2016, the fruit was brought in entirely in August, which is historically on the early side. The 2016 will drink nicely with minimal cellaring, although time in bottle should help the mid-palate flesh out a bit more.

Antonio Galloni, October 2019
Wine Spectator
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Broad-textured, with a minerally core and lively acidity backing the Fuji apple and Asian pear flavors. Lemon meringue accents show midpalate. Drink now through 2023. 1,176 cases made.

Kim Marcus, 2019