2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2009 Chardonnay, Carneros.

November 09, 2011
89 Points
     

2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

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.

- James Laube

October 01, 2011
92 Points
     

2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

Plenty of well-ripened, apple-like Chardonnay fruit is in place to balance the ample oak that is to be found at every point here, and the two work together to make for a deep and wonderfully rich wine. While a fairly big wine, it is also a nicely constructed one with a solid spine of structural acidity warding off any sense of heaviness. It is long and layered and reveals a little more with each sip, and it is destined for better if its plentiful pleasures can be ignored for a few years.

- Charles Olken & Stephen Eliot

April 21, 2011
2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
     

2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel

March 31, 2011
2011 Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
     

"2011 Competition Results"

2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

- Tasting Panel

January 10, 2011
2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
     

2009 Chardonnay, Carneros

Results are just in from the SF Chron Wine Competition, which is now the largest competition of domestic wines at over 5,000 entries.

- Tasting Panel