Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 1993

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 1995

The 1993 is a bit of a departure from our typical style. Full of finesse with abundant spice, there is a seductive drinkability in its personality. Working the past six years with fruit exposure and canopy manipulation has given our Pinot Noir more transparency as well as more high-toned fruit. The nose displays bright strawberry-raspberry flavors with a hint of anise and dill, which expands on the palate. Mount Eden Pinot Noir tends to "grow" in the bottle and gain in weight and intensity so I expect a beautiful development over the next two to five years.



Tech Notes

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89 points Robert Parker Jr's The Wine Advocate - February 1996

Issue # 103

The stylish, medium ruby-colored 1993 Pinot Noir Estate reveals an excellent nose of red and black fruits, vanillin, spice, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied, with sweet ripeness, an expansive texture, and a generously-endowed finish, this wine will improve for 1-4 years and keep for a decade.

The Underground Wine Journal 

Has a subtle fragrance of cherries, smoke, spice and herbs. The lovely, supple fruit of bright cherries, laced with spice, is sweet and tasty, with early appeal—a delicious Pinot Noir. 17 Very Good

Rating Scale for The Underground Wine Journal:

18-20 Outstanding

15-17 Very good

12-14 Good

Under 12 Below Average