92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I want this to be an appellation wine, Jeffrey Patterson says. "This is a blend of all the Chardonnay we grow at Domaine Eden plus some declassified fruit from our Mount Eden estate, about 35% this vintage." The 2016 Chardonnay Estate features aromas of acacia, honeyed apples, wet stone, white peach and lemon pith with notions of cheese rind and straw. Medium-bodied, it's very lively in the mouth with savory fruits, juicy acidity and a long, energetic and lightly textured finish.
92pts Wine Enthusiast
This little sister to the Mount Eden wines needs a bit of time to breathe through its reductive phase upon opening, allowing the flinty oak-kissed aromas of yogurt and dried lemon peel to emerge. There is tremendous tension to the palate, with lime pith and walnut flavors riding a damp oak element into the finish.
91pts Wilfred Wong
The 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay is a lovely example of the quality wines coming out of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. This is alluring, well-balanced Chard. Its aromas of earth and ripe fruit should pair well with grilled chicken thighs and morels. (Tasted: August 19, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
90pts Wine Spectator
This offers an airy texture and flavors of angel food cake flanked by zesty lemon-lime notes and crisp acidity. Toasty accents show on the finish. Drink now through 2021.
Shades of French oak combine with a touch of lanolin, gardenia blossom, hazelnut and lemon aromas. Deep flavors of citrus, mint and vineyard earth add complexity to the toasty lees character.