Saratoga Cuvée Chardonnay 2006

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Spring 2008

We are proud to offer our second release of the Saratoga Cuvée Chardonnay. This vintage has classic Santa Cruz Mountain aromas of hazelnut, gardenia and citrus. On the palate this Chardonnay has mouth watering acidity with bright pear and anise flavors. A long finish echoes the flavors and predicts a long life in the bottle.

This cuvée was created from select lots of our Estate Chardonnay fruit.



Tech Notes

Harvest: September 11th-21st

Numbers @ Harvest: 24.0° Brix, 8.1 grams acidity, 3.42 pH

Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy 50% new; 100% barrel fermented, 100% Malolactic; aged 9 months

Bottling: July 2007

Alcohol: 13.9%


89 points Robert Parker Jr's The Wine Advocate - December 2008

Issue #180

Mount Eden’s light straw-colored 2006 Chardonnay Saratoga Cuvée reveals an attractive bouquet of honeyed citrus, nectarines, mangoes, and white flowers in the background.  The wine is medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing.  Drink over the next 3-4 years.