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2005 Mount Eden Pinot Noir

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September 22, 2019 - $51



91Vinous / IWC

Fresh raspberry and candied cherry aromas are youthfully exuberant, with bright floral and mineral qualities adding energy.

90Stephen Tanzer

The still primary spicy red berry fruit is quite ripe yet there is no sense of it being roasted. The delicious, round and relatively supple medium weight plus flavors possess good mid-palate depth and concentration...

17Jancis Robinson

...beautifully fresh, sweet fruit on the palate. Ferns on the nose. Dry finish. Very nervy and lively. A really interesting wine...


United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA includes high elevation territory in the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The AVA follows the coast line from San Francisco to Monterey with elevations from 400 feet to 3,000 feet above sea level. There are 1,500 vineyard acres and the AVA was established in 1981. Despite the challenging terrain in these rugged mountains and hills, highly esteemed wineries have been located here since the early 20th century, when Paul Masson, a Frenchman by birth, started making sparkling wine in the area. By the 1970s vineyards were growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Numerous microclimates within the AVA offer viticulturists diverse growing conditions, and many varietals are grown successfully.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.