2008 Merryvale Chardonnay Starmont Napa Valley
51 Ratings
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51 Ratings
2008 Merryvale Chardonnay Starmont Napa Valley

Wine Description

90 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Fresh and vibrant, with a full-bodied mix of tangerine, nectarine, peach and pear flavors that are intense, complex, layered and cleansing. This holds on to its core fruitiness. Drink now through 2013. 34,050 cases made. –JL" (6/30/2010)

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) The fruit for Starmont Chardonnay is grown in our favorite cooler areas of the Napa Valley, including the Oak Knoll District and Carneros, including our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard, where the maritime influence keeps the focus on crisp, vibrant fruit. The fruit was carefully sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve freshness.

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90 Points, Wine Spectator:

"Fresh and vibrant, with a full-bodied mix of tangerine, nectarine, peach and pear flavors that are intense, complex, layered and cleansing. This holds on to its core fruitiness. Drink now through 2013. 34,050 cases made. –JL" (6/30/2010)

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    doesn't taste like a Chardonnay! very good!

    over 3 years
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    yum white

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) This clean but uninvolving wine is impossible to fault for error other than its obvious lack of fruity substance, and its essential smallness directs it accordingly to near-term service with lighter fish and chicken fare.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) A bit of toast and hints of earth and mineral lend a little extra range to the otherwise mildly apply themes of this reasonably weighty offering. If wanting for a keener sense of fruity focus, the wine does convey a positive impression of extract and may yet emerge as a more fully filled-out Chardonnay with a year or two of further age.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Very much keyed to fresh apples with mild oak spice and hints of mineral off to the side, this clean-as-can-be middle-weight wants for just a bit more concentration and depth to win higher award, but its brisk fruit and balance make it a pleasant partner to simply broiled fish all the same.