Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 1990
Release Date: Fall 1993
Eleven precious barrels were produced from our seven acres of fifty year-old vines. The fanatical nature of Pinot Noir producers and drinkers is obvious. As Matt Kramer states in his book Making Sense of California Wine, "Mount Eden is the spiritual epicenter of the Santa Cruz Mountains." This wine, the Pinot Noir, is the spiritual epicenter of our wines.
To preserve all of the excellence and naturalness of the 1990 vintage, this wine was bottled, as usual, unfined and unfiltered. Magnificent now, expect two to three years of improvement and a drinking plateau for another four.
Sorry, technical notes are not available for this vintage.
88 points Robert Parker Jr's The Wine Advocate - June 1995
Issue # 99
While there have been some light Pinots produced by Mount Eden, vintages such as 1985, 1987, and 1990 have been convincingly rich, Cote de Nuits-look-a-likes. The 1990 exhibits a deep ruby color, a big, earthy, spicy, black fruit-scented nose, medium to full body, excellent concentration, and plenty of lush, ripe fruit. It should drink well through the end of the century.