Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Price: $19.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $18.99
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Item No. 119820
  • WE89
  • WS88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Golden straw in color. Aromas of Asian pear, butter crust apple tart tatin, juicy golden pineapple, guava, Meyer Lemon, orange blossom, honeysuckle, hints of toasted hazelnut. The palate has a sweet, focused entry that open into a fleshy, round and bright mid-palate, notes of citrus, cream filled profiteroles with spun sugar, and a clean mineral-driven finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a wine that offers lots of class at a very good price. It’s marked by flavors of streamlined citrus fruit, Asian pear, honey and a hint of buttered toast. It finishes thoroughly dry. "
89 Points

"Appealing for its mix of creamy, vanilla-laced oak and supple pear and honeysuckle flavors. Persistent finish. Drink now through 2017."
88 Points

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Mark V - Venetia, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/3/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Excellent elegant wine; Not sweet or fruity; at this price, incredible value; enjoyable on its own; don't pass this bargain up; we are Chardonnay lovers and this ranks at the top of our favorites
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Big_Jilm - Gaithersburg, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/24/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Solid Chardonnay. Maybe a little over priced but that's just because I'm cheap. Good crisp fruit with a notable buttery texture. Not super buttery but notable. Good acidity. At this price some Chards can get a little too bright for me but this one was a well hit single by your lead off batter. If you're looking for the sustainable growing practices wines this is one of those. Again if it was at $15.99 I'd be buying a case. It's performance just doesn't justify the $19.99 price tag.
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Rating:
(12/18/2012)
WS rating of 88 on the mark. Was looking for a rich, oakey chardonnay which is becoming hard to find. This came up short of the description we read prior to purchase. A good chardonnay we will be saving for our guests who more favor less oakey whites.
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Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking,...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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