2010 Chardonnay, Carneros

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2010 Chardonnay, Carneros.

December 01, 2012
Wine Advocate
90 Points
     

2010 Chardonnay, Carneros

Merryvale’s 2010 Chardonnay is a tasty wine with plenty of character and personality. Rich, buttery and broad-shouldered, but with good balance, the 2010 captures the essence of Carneros in its expressive fruit and enveloping personality. Sweet floral notes, orange blossoms and nectarines add complexity on the finish. This delicious, barrel-fermented Chardonnay finishes with lovely sweetness and length. The 2010 was made from Stanly Ranch and Hyde Vineyard fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.

- Antonio Galloni

July 01, 2012
Restaurant Wine
Execptional: A superstar within its price category. Very highly recommended.
     

"Star Listings"

2010 Chardonnay, Carneros

Exceptional! Perhaps the best-ever version of this wine. It is refined and complex in flavor, supple and full bodied on the palate, and harmonious on the finish. It is medium rich, well balanced, and very persistent, tasting of pear, apple, pineapple, lemon peel, roasted nut, and spicy oak. Barrel fermented, with malolactic fermentation. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 43% new.

- Tasting Panel

March 27, 2012
2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
DOUBLE GOLD / BEST CHARDONNAY OF THE SHOW
     

"Results are in!"

2010 Chardonnay, Carneros

Our Merryvale 2010 Carneros Chardonnay won DOUBLE GOLD / BEST CHARDONNAY OF THE SHOW!

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is now the third largest wine competition in the United States with over 3,200 entries from 22 countries. The competition is also the largest charitable competition in North America supporting a charity, Camp Good Days – which is dedicated to helping children with terminal cancer.

- Tasting Panel