2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros.

January 21, 2009
The Wine News
     

"California's Best Wines of 2008"

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

Outstanding Chardonnays: Merryvale 2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel

September 01, 2008
91 Points
     

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

There’s something tight and minerally and acidic about this Chardonnay that will appeal to connoisseurs of austere wines. Even though the oak is nearly one-half new, the wine has a lean, lemony taste, with nuances of crème brûlée and roasted hazelnuts. Defines food-friendly elegance, and could develop bottle complexity over the next 5 years.

- Steve Heimoff

June 01, 2008
The Wine News
92 Points
     

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel

April 02, 2008
Sacramento Bee
     

"The best of the year... so far"

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

The white wine sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition early this year had 16 wines seven of them remarkably chardonnay.

Anyone predicting the outcome would have figured votes would have split amoung the chardonnay partisans opeing the way for a sauvignon blanc, gewurztraminer or other varietal to win.

Didn’t happen... The Merryvale strolled off with the honor on the basis of its complex fruit flavors coupled with its keen balance.

- Mike Dunne

April 01, 2008
Patterson's Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points
     

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

The core Merryvale wines are expertly-crafted Napa Valley varietals, made with obvious care and attention in both the vineyard and the winery.

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros: Creamy, rich and showing lots of sweet new oak and nice, racy fruit; toasty, crisp and bright.

- Anthony Dias Blue

January 19, 2008
2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Best of Class Gold / Best Overall White Wine
     

"Sweepstakes Winner!"

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel

January 17, 2008
Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences
Exceptional
     

"Tasting Notes"

2005 Chardonnay, Carneros

A handsome aroma of citrus and faint blossoms leads to a mid-palate loaded with charm and real Chardonnay flavors. Crisp mid-palate, and succulent enough to work with rich foods.

- Dan Berger