The 2017 Chardonnay Estate is beautifully expressed this vintage scented of warm citrus honeycomb and a singular undercurrent of spices. The palate is satiny with full ripe fruit energized by bright freshness and mineral character and the wine finishes very long pure and uplifted. It improved slowly over several days and will benefit from time in the cellar or a long decant. 1832 cases produced.
The 2017 Chardonnay melds together the natural raciness of the year with the classicism that is such a Mount Eden signature. Lemon confit white flowers mint and tropical accents give the 2017 its flashy racy personality and yet on the palate the wine is quite structured and very nicely proportioned. The 2017 finishes with tremendous weight oiliness and aromatic intensity. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for at least a few years. Today it is absolutely fabulous. New oak is 50%. (Drink between 2022-2032)
Pure and powerful with dried sage and preserved citrus accents to the ripe pear and baked apple flavors. Ginger and roasted pineapple notes appear on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2024.