All of the Chardonnay is essentially estate grown at Mount Eden or at Domaine Eden. Prior to bottling the winemaking team tastes through all of these Chardonnay barrels and selects for different personalities. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay is highlighted by forward fruit, earlier drinkability and obvious hedonism and is usually composed of 60% Domaine Eden and 40% Mount Eden fruit but it varies slightly by vintage.
With both the Estate and Domaine Eden Chardonnay, the same principles apply: Barrel fermentation in Burgundy barrels (50% new), natural yeasts and malolactics, aging sur-lie for nine months, no manipulation of the wines and lastly, an obsession to preserve the terroir.
As one would expect, this Chardonnay exhibits classic Mount Eden Burgundian style with detailed aromas and flavors of citrus fruit, anise, dill and earth. More open in personality than the Estate at the same age, yet with all the length of the flagship.