Mount Eden Vineyards Wolff Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Edna Valley|
|Brand||Mount Eden Vineyards|
Mount Eden Vineyards Description
Jean-Pierre Wolff farms 55 acres of Chardonnay vines in the bucolic Edna Valley, outside the town of San Luis Obispo. Originally planted in 1976 by Edna Valley wine pioneer Andy Macgregor (Wolff purchased the property from Macgregor in 1999), the vineyard is the oldest in the Edna Valley. Mount Eden has made Chardonnay from this vineyard since 1985. These mature vines typically yield two to four tons per acre.
The winemaking process is essentially the same as with Mount Eden’s Estate Chardonnay. The fruit is pressed without crushing and entirely barrel-fermented in a mix of new, two and three-year-old French Burgundy barrels. Full malolactic fermentation; aged eight months in barrel until bottling.
Tasting Notes: Full, lush tropical fruit dominates this wine’s aromas and flavors. Complex and heady on the palate, it is a premier example of Central Coast Chardonnay.
Chiseled flint, lemon blossom and lime balm aromas pop on the nose of this bottling, from vines planted in 1976. The palate is tightly woven, with pear flesh flavors spiked by grapefruit zest and tangerine peel.
The 2018 Chardonnay Wolff Vineyard is bright, nuanced and so expressive. Lemon peel, tangerine oil, dried flowers, chamomile and orchard fruit accents give the 2018 a striking sense of translucence. Bright and sculpted, the 2018 is outright fabulous. This old-vine, low-yielding site produces a Chardonnay of real distinction. Harvest took place in late October. (AG)
Rich and savory, with notes of dried thyme to the ripe white fruit and spice flavors. The finish has plenty of custardy accents. Drink now through 2024. 3,994 cases made.