Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay 1989

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Spring 1991

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Tech Notes

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88 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - July/August 1998

Green-tinged pale gold. Subdued nose hints at coconut. Moderately concentrated wine with good though not outstanding depth of flavor, but refreshing acidity gives the wine good flavor definition. Just a touch of acidity on the slightly pinched finish. Rain before the harvest resulted in an element of dilution.

California Grapevine - August/September 1991

Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, toasty, buttery aroma which developed with airing; medium-full body; moderately intense, toasty flavors; well balanced; lingering aftertaste. Superior quality. While not showing quite as well as their 1988 vintage last year, we feel this is an excellent Chardonnay which will reward another year or two of bottling aging. Very highly recommended. 17

Underground Wine Letter  - November 1991

It is light yellow in color and has a lovely perfume of citrus and tropical fruit tinged with vanilla and floral nuances, with a spicy undertone. There are delicious flavors of tropical fruit and citrus on the palate, with superb structure and a long finish. 18 1/2 outstanding

Rating Scale for The Underground Wine Journal:

18-20 Outstanding

15-17 Very good

12-14 Good

Under 12 Below Average