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Merryvale Chardonnay Carneros, 2006

Merryvale Chardonnay Carneros, 2006

Formerly called ‘Reserve’, this new release from our Signature Merryvale Tier features a new winemaking team, upgraded facilities, our continued commitment to sustainable farming and an elegant new look.

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About This Wine:

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2006
Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: Chardonnay
Appellation: Carneros
Alcohol %: 14.5
Tasting Notes:

Our 2006 Carneros Chardonnay shows bright aromas of Bartlett pear, pineapple, red apple and minerals all framed by sweet toasty oak. The wine is rich and balanced in the mid palate with a long elegant finish.

Vineyard Notes:

Sourced from our estate vineyard at Stanly Ranch, with a small amount from Hyde Vineyard.

Production Notes:

The fruit for our signature Chardonnay is carefully sorted, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented. The wine spends 10 months in French Oak (42% new), with the first seven months on primary lees, and is stirred monthly until blending.

Winemaker Notes:

The 2006 vintage has been described as a “growers” year by some vintners. After a late bud break due to an unseasonably cool spring, the Napa Valley experienced a record setting heat wave in July which allowed the grapes to catch up in ripening. An ideal mild weather pattern came in August and an “Indian Summer” followed into October allowing for slow and even ripening resulting in acids and sugars in perfect harmony.

Food Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with lemon-herb roasted chicken, or broiled lobster tail.

Production:

1,050 cases

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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