2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2006 Chardonnay, Carneros.

June 01, 2009
Quarterly Review of Wines

"Merryvale's Wines"

2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

Bright oak toast shows itself early, with lemon and clove opening up in mid-palate; the texture is oily and round, with vanillin and dry peach in the finish. Veal in a cream sauce would be nice.

- Richard Paul Hinkle

May 31, 2009
89 Points

2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

Ripe and full-bodied, with a complex array of creamy pear, fig and melon flavors, joined by light toasty oak, which unfold to reveal subtle creamy nuances. Drink now through 2011. 1,050 cases made.

- James Laube

April 07, 2009

"Chardonnay's time is ripe..."

2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

Here are some of the best that I tasted on a recent trip through Napa-Sonoma...

Merryvale Carneros Chardonnay 2006 -- A creamy and tropical nose with a bit of lemon and spiced pear in behind. The citrus really shows itself on the palate but it's tempered by creamy oak flavours and hazelnuts. It's broad on the palate and a perfect match with grilled seafood.

- Rick Vansickle

February 01, 2009
90 Points

2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

A lovely Chardonnay marked not only by ripeness and creamy richness, but a stony minerality that gives it a firm structure. The flavors of pineapples, pears and smoky oak are succulent. Don’t chill this one too much.

- Steve Heimoff

January 09, 2009
2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal

2006 Chardonnay, Carneros

This competition is the largest competition of domestic wines in the U.S. with 4,763 entries. The complete competition results can be found by clicking here.

- Tasting Panel