2007 Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

14.2% alc., 2,387 cases, $48. Fermented on wild yeast in 50% new and one-year-old French Burgundy oak barrels (Sirigue and Francois Freres) and aged 10 months with no movement whatsoever. Lightly filtered before bottling. · Clean aromas of pineapple, toast and lemon zest with delicate flavors of lemon curd, butter and herbs. Crisp and refreshing. Not as showy as the 2005 vintage, displaying more Burgundian austerity. Very good. Reviewed November 13, 2009

Winery: Mount Eden Vineyards
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