mount eden vineyards, pinot noir, santa cruz mountains 2012
WINE ENTHUSIAST
92
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2012 mount eden vineyards, pinot noir, santa cruz mountains

Why We're Buying

The Central Coast is one of the United States' up-and-coming wine regions. That’s because it produces wines like Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir. The red wine is a mosaic of different grapes from elite vineyards that culminates in a juicy, soft, and nuanced sip. As a bonus, the estate uses strict sustainable, dry farming to minimize its impact on the environment.

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
92

Wine Enthusiast

Extremely light and transparent in color, this wine has a nose that mixes light raspberry fruit with diced green olive, pimento and burned rubber funk. The olive tapenade carries to the palate with a just-ripe strawberry, making for a lean, savory vintage, which is carried with vibrant acidity that lasts into days two and three. Cellar Selection.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Fermented and aged in 75% new French oak, the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate from Mount Eden has a lot of peppery spice and underbrush characteristics to go with a core of sour cherry and currant fruits on the nose. Medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured, and balanced with bright acidity, it starts out subtle, yet really stretches out nicely on the finish. It also blossoms with time in the glass. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2027.