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2014 Mount Eden Old Vines Chardonnay

ITEM 8248557 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8268052 1 $29 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...pretty, understated and gracious. Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay.

PRODUCER

Mount Eden

Mount Eden is a small estate in the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation. Mount Eden was founded in 1945 when Martin Ray, who grew up in the Santa Cruz foothills, purchased land on the 2,000-foot peak of Mount Eden. He had been influenced by the winemaking style of Paul Masson, the Burgundian winemaker who made wine in the Santa Cruz foothills in the late 19th century. Ray planted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which was unusual in California in the 1940s, and called his estate Martin Ray. Investors eventually took control of the winery and in 1972 changed its name to Mount Eden. Today the 47-acre estate produces about 15,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Edna Valley

Edna Valley AVA is within San Luis Obispo County, and within the large Central Coast AVA. Edna Valley became an AVA in 1982 and it includes 22,400 acres of extremely fertile land blessed with a long growing season. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the principal grapes, though Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Grenache, Viognier, Merlot and Petite Sirah also are grown. Spanish missionaries were growing grape vines in the Edna Valley in the 18th century, but the valley’s modern wine industry took off in the 1970s. Today there are more than 50 Edna Valley wineries.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.