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Release Date: Spring 1992
As the reports start filtering in, it seems 1990 is shaping up to be one outstanding vintage for California wine. I know it was for Mount Eden.
The vintage started off with a cool somewhat moist spring. Just around flowering time in May, the classic Santa Cruz Mountain blustery weather did its best to restrict the crop by producing a very limited berry set. As it was, the overall yield was a mere 3/4 ton per acre.
Classic fall weather prevailed throughout September as the Chardonnay vineyards ripened slowly and completely. The cool nights and moderate sunny days were a vintner’s dream. Harvesting each vineyard at its peak of intensity is a privilege not often allowed in dealing with winegrowing.
The ’90 Estate Chardonnay is very much a complete experience from the big blossomy aromas of lemon and anise to an extremely long lingering pear, citrine finish. Fermented and aged in selected new French burgundy barrels this vintage is a highlight to me in our long lineage of Estate Chardonnay.