Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir 1995

Tasting Notes

Release Date:  Fall 1997

The 1995 is a deeply layered vintage.  Complex red fruits with accents of blueberry, mint, and French oak fill the nose.  The palate impression is elegant and long, continuing the intensity of the strawberry, cherry flavors with forest pine.  Medium tannins and a ripe sweetness gives length and flavor echo to the finish

This wine was neither fined nor filtered in order to preserve all of the natural essence.  We count this as one of our successes in this, the longest lineage of estate bottled Pinot Noir in America.



Tech Notes

Sorry, technical notes are not available for this vintage.


87 points Robert Parker Jr's The Wine Advocate - December 1998

Issue # 120

The 1995 Pinot Noir offers a medium ruby color, as well as an excellent, sweet, black cherry nose intermixed with smoke, dried herbs, and minerals. There is lovely ripeness, medium body, and a quick finish. Drinkable now, it promises to evolve for another 4-5 years.

M[oun]t Eden’s Pinot Noirs are elegant, Cote de Beaune-styled examples, with surprising longevity. I had my last bottle of 1985 this fall, and was extremely pleased to see how fresh, lively, and complex it had remained.

87 points Wine Spectator - January 1998

Starts out with an earthy, gamy edge before working into more interesting dried fruit flavors. Finishes with a touch of earthiness and drying tannins. Can stand cellaring into 1999.