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Merryvale Carneros Chardonnay 2009
Merryvale Carneros Chardonnay 2009
Category: White Wine
Region: California » Napa Valley » Carneros
Producer: Merryvale
Alcohol: 14.5%
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Intense and vibrant aromas of apple, spice, pear and vanilla bean wrapped in toasty oak. The mouthfeel is rich, ripe and full bodied with a long refreshing finish.

Wine Enthusiast

A fancy Chardonnay, whose 50% new French oak gives a delicious layer of buttered toast and vanilla, but is in keeping with the volume of the underlying wine. Made from grapes grown in some of the best vineyards in eastern Carneros, it's rich in pineapple, lemon, lime and green apples, with a honeyed finish.

Score: 91. —Steve Heimoff, November 01, 2011.

Wine Spectator

Pure, ripe and layered, with complex oak evident from the start, joined by ripe apple, pear, citrus and honeydew melon flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with depth, focus and persistence. Drink now through 2017.

Score: 89. —James Laube, December 15, 2011.

Wine Advocate

Merryvale's 2009 Chardonnay emerges from the glass with attractive layers of ripe, varietal fruit, melon, smoke and sweet French oak. It is a soft, pretty wine to drink over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.

Score: 87. —Antonio Galloni, December 2011.

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