We just tasted this yesterday and have to say it is an excellent vintage from Mount Eden. Mount Edens estate chardonnay is an exceptional wine and comes from some very old vines, not typical in California. Twenty acres of Chardonnay were planted in the 40s and early 60s and are still in production today. Due to the vines' age, they are naturally low yielding, producing a very concentrated juice, and yielding only 2 tons per acre. 2017 is one of the most outstanding vintages we have had since 2011 and is a super classic Chardonnay that draws much inspiration from Burgundy. Incredible cut and minerality with bright ripe citrus and structure. The 2017 is a knockout and has the components to appeal to the domestic and the European Chardonnay lover.
Antonio Galloni 94 points! "The 2017 Chardonnay melds together the natural raciness of the year with the classicism that is such a Mount Eden signature. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and tropical accents give the 2017 its flashy, racy personality and yet on the palate the wine is quite structured and very nicely proportioned. The 2017 finishes with tremendous weight, oiliness and aromatic intensity. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for at least a few years. Today, it is absolutely fabulous. New oak is 50%."