Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 2022

The beauty of our Pinot Noir is not only its heritage but also its ability to develop in the bottle. Our experiences tasting twenty and thirty-year-old vintages of Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir have been unforgettable. Those moments are what collectible wines are all about. For those who love the magic of Burgundy, this wine is a fantastic comparison.

The aromas have the beginnings of great complexity. Deep scents of rose petal, violet flower, beautiful soft red fruit, and a slight decadent scent of forest floor decay give way to complete fullness across the palate with our typical mid-palate density. A long satisfying finish gives one the powerful impression of many years of positive development.

33% whole cluster fermented with no added yeasts. No fining or filtration at bottling.




Tech Notes

Yield: 1.5 tons per acre

Harvest: August 28th- September 5th

Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.50 pH, 7.8 grams acidity

Ferments: 35% Whole luster, native fermetns

Barrel Regimen: French Burgundy 50% new, 50% 1 year; native ferments

Bottling: August 2020, no fining or filtration

Alcohol: 14%


98 points The New Wine Review  - July 2023

92 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine  - November 2022

Crystalline raspberry and hibiscus aromas are dusted in light earth and herb tones on the nose of this delicate bottling. The palate is candied with subdued strawberry flavors, as hints of mace and cardamom play with hints of herb. —M.K.

91 points Wine Spectator  - December 31, 2022

This is more bone than flesh, with a wiry tannic structure around a core of savory, damson plum and blood orange flavors, all backed by a tangy sanguine note. The taut, piercing finish is very persistent. Should be interesting to cellar; only for fans of the style, though. Drink now through 2029.