Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay 2019

Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 2022

The grape flower is very vulnerable during its blooming period; any wind or rain can decimate your crop. Unfortunately, spring rains in 2019 severely reduced the yield by 60%. Even with such a blow, we counted ourselves lucky as the rest of the growing season was trouble-free and we harvested in early September.

Very floral in the nose with scents of honeysuckle and gardenia flowers, this wine is balanced and finesseful on the palate with our usual firm acidity. The finish is long, subtle, and mineral-laced.

Give this vintage a couple of years to improve and drink it over the following 7-10 years.




Tech Notes

Yield: 1 ton per acre

Harvest: September 2nd- 3rd

Numbers @ Harvest: 23.5° Brix, 3.30 pH, 8.5 grams acidity

Barrel Regimen: French Oak 2/3rd new, 1/3 -  1 year; 100% Barrel Fermented; 100% Malolactic; aged 10 months on the sur-lie

Bottling: August 2020

Alcohol: 14%


94 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine  - November 2022

Crisp aromas of lemon glaze and lemongrass pick up earthy tones on the nose of this bottling. Penetrating, citrus-driven acidity plays against a chalky texture on the sip, where honeydew and minty lemon flavors align. —M.K.