Original
7 Ratings
Merryvale Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

The fruit for Starmont Chardonnay is grown in our favorite cooler areas of the Napa Valley, including Oak Knoll District and Carneros, where the maritime influence keeps the focus on crisp, vibrant fruit. The fruit was carefully sorted and whole cluster pressed to preserve freshness. The light oak treatment gives a round mouth feel and improved complexity, while highlighting the fruit driven focus of the wine. The wine shows intense aromas of mandarin orange, fresh pear, melon, apple butter, spice and honey. The mouthfeel is soft, round and fleshy with a long layered finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2013 Vintage) Vibrant gold in color, with aromas of mandarin and ripe tropical fruits interwoven with barrel notes, sweet oak, toast, and spice. On the palate, the wine has bright, lively acidity, with sweet fruit flavors, good depth and complexity. The finish is clean and elegant, with a hint of minerality.