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Merryvale Vineyards Chardonnay Carnerostext

Merryvale Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros 2008

Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United StatesThe Carneros based chardonnay is mostly Stanly Ranch Estate with contributions from Hyde Vineyard, Silverado-Stanly Ranch that spends eight months in 42 per cent new French oak on its lees. The result is a creamy textured white with a pronounced lees character on the nose and added complexity throughout. The style is rich and inviting offering nutty tropical fruit flavours with bright acidity and bits of toasted oak in the finish. Modern, clean and brighter than the 1990s versions this wine would be great with lobster and other richer seafood and pastas dishes.Tasted: 15 November 2010Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.00750mlspeculative listing - Marram Fine Wines
AB$48.00750mlfine wine shops
Producer: Merryvale VineyardsDistributors: Marram Fine Wines Ltd.
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 040426812320