Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay


Tech Notes

Rain Total in 2020: 20.6 inches

Yield: 1.5 tons per acre

Harvest Dates: August 21st-26th, hand harvested

Numbers @ Harvest: 23.2° Brix, 3.30 pH, 8.5 grams acidity

Fermentation: 100% natural primary and secondary (malolactic) barrel fermentation

Barrel: 100% barrel aged in new and one-year-old old French Oak

Aging: 10 months in barrel, sur-lie;

Bottling: July 2021

Alcohol: 14%



Tasting Notes

Release Date: Fall 2023

Drought returned for our 2020 vintage and is forever on our minds. We dry farm here, and water, or the lack thereof, is always a concern. The new normal in these warm, dry years is accelerated ripening; we completed our Chardonnay harvest by the end of August.

Classic aromas of citrus, honeysuckle and a nuance of hazelnut are abundant. Focused acidity and linear flavors of lemon, cardamom and minerality come through on the palate.

Of course, this Chardonnay is extremely enjoyable now, but aging in a good cellar for ten years will bring its own reward.




935 Cases


22020 Mount Eden Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070