2017 Chardonnay 92VM/92WA
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
92 pts Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The 2017 Chardonnay is absolutely gorgeous. Apricot, tangerine oil, butter and light tropical accents give the 2017 striking exotic character that match its rich oily personality so well. This is a decidedly extroverted wine from Domaine Eden, but it all works so well. There is a feeling of immediacy and allure that makes the 2017 impossible to resist. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay is a blend of declassified barrels (64%) and lots from the Domaine Eden property itself (36%), aged in 2-5 year old wood.
92 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay from Domaine Eden is blend of 64% Domaine Eden fruit and 36% Mount Eden estate fruit. The nose is driven by ripe orchard fruits with earthy accents of hay, almonds and beeswax. The palate is silky with plush fruit lit up by a mineral streak and bright acidity, and it finishes long and uplifted.
Barrel-fermented in Domaine Eden's mountain cave, the composition of this wine is 64% Domaine Eden fruit and 36% Mount Eden Estate fruit. On the palate, impressions of lemon custard and loamy earth are pervasive on the long finish. Expect further development in the bottle for another ten years.
Barrel Regimen - French 2-5 years; aged 10 months in barrel sur-lie; 100% Malolactic