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2012 Merryvale Chardonnay

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6/29/2015 - Kaerhoeg Likes this wine: 90 points

Lovely Californian Chardonnay. Well oaked. Not too much, but enough to add pleasant, smooth notes of vanilla, caramel and old butter. Exotic fruit, citrus and some pineapple. Drinks well on day two as well.

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2010 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/28/2015 - Lar F wrote: 92 points

Boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of spring flowers, creme de cassis, spicy, high quality vanillin and forest floor. Rich and medium to full-bodied as well as strikingly elegant, pure and expressive, this savory, complex Cabernet Sauvignon builds incrementally in the mouth, and finishes favorably. This beauty should drink well for 10-15 years.

WA 92

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2014 Merryvale Rosé Starmont

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6/28/2015 - jkndogwine wrote: 85 points

Very light and approachable. Not all perfumey.

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2007 Merryvale Oakville Grade

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6/27/2015 - Jim Bole wrote: 95 points

Wow. Big cherry nose and really opened up nicely. Wow.

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2004 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 Beckstoffer

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6/21/2015 - Corrie Likes this wine: 92 points

Wow, drink now and you will be very happy!

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2008 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

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6/17/2015 - Masterbevo wrote: 88 points

Great wine for the price. Very drinkable.. nice balance of flavor and complexity. Low tannin... medium finish.

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2012 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/14/2015 - garygailkrivan Likes this wine: 92 points

very approcable will age well

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1999 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/12/2015 - mflesh wrote: 89 points

Over the hill? Yes. But not in the gutter. Yet. This one certainly will be by 2020. But it' snot a 2004-2009 drink date kind of wine either. If you have this one, you probably need to start drinking it. If you have multiple bottles, you definitely need to start drinking it. From the nose to the front of the palate, this is grandma's cedar chest on the nose. Front of this wine initially was a little rough, but settled to a nice delicate blackberry on a medium to full bodied wine. The mid-palate was a little bit of spice, a little bit of dark chocolate, and age. The finish is not complex, tiny bit of spice, fine tannin on the finish. I can imagine that this one was a full bodied force to reckon with about 5 years ago. This is "Adam's Family Reserve' wine at its finest, as the "cobweb" note is actually pretty different than what I've been used to before. Good wine!

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2010 Merryvale Pinot Noir Carneros

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6/11/2015 - RonT Likes this wine: 92 points

There has been some change since I last had this about 2 years ago. It still explodes with cherry, leather and tobacco, but the strawberry is gone. The balance is now about perfect with light acidity and tannins very light. It finishes very long and smooth.

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2007 Merryvale Petit Verdot

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6/10/2015 - Corrie Likes this wine: 89 points

Single variety Petite Verdot, good not great.

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2012 Merryvale Pinot Noir Carneros

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6/9/2015 - ecola Likes this wine: 91 points

Flavors of pomegranate, cranberry, and rhubarb. Medium body with a silky smooth palate. Well balanced acidity. Long finish with smooth tannins.

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2007 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/7/2015 - SSGibson Likes this wine: 92 points

Notes much like last time, but I've raised the score a point. The extra time suited it well. A fine example of a balanced Napa Cab. Aromatic and rich. I toyed with a 93, but it just doesn't quite have the complexity to get there.

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2009 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

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5/30/2015 - Blauweiss Likes this wine: 90 points

Lots of extraction, sweet fruit but well balanced. Very Californian in style.

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2005 Merryvale Chairman's Selection

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5/31/2015 - McGarvey Likes this wine: 95 points

Beautiful, well balanced, mellow tannins. Benefited from an hour or two of being open.

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2013 Merryvale Chardonnay

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5/30/2015 - jlgnml Likes this wine: 91 points

60th Bday celebration (Goosefoot Restaurant Chicago, IL): Refreshing, unlike a true Chardonnay this drank more like a Sauvignon Blanc with lots of grasses. Drank over an hr which grew in the glass and paired very well with the food.

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2007 Merryvale Merlot

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5/30/2015 - lapazpdm wrote: NR

- Brick color with slow forming legs. It's unbalanced with a medium body. Round texture.

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2003 Merryvale Profile

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5/28/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: flawed

Bonhams Pre-Auction Tasting (Bonham's - San Francisco, CA): Tasting. At first I just thought it overripe and unpleasant, but then the person next to me suggested it is corked. Indeed it was.

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2010 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

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5/27/2015 - Iceman611 wrote: 90 points

Harsh compared to 07 and 09 which I lived. May need a few years.

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2012 Merryvale Rosé Starmont

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5/26/2015 - ecola Likes this wine: 89 points

Like a liquid jolly rancher!

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1996 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard Selection Beckstoffer Vineyard

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5/26/2015 - iamandyc Likes this wine: 94 points

What a great gamble buying this at auction turned out to be. This was singing and hitting all the right notes for a mature Cali cab. Some brownness to the ruby wine with a touch of bricking. Black cherry fruit in a silky, wonderfully complex wine. Notes of cloves, vanilla, tobacco, leather, mocha on the expressive nose and palate.Medium finish. Won't get better and may be slightly past peak but an awesome experience.

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2000 Merryvale Merlot Reserve

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5/25/2015 - skoppel Likes this wine: 88 points

I am not a Merlot fan, but I thought this was just fine. It has 8% Cab Sav that gives it a little more interest. Chocolate and tar are on the palate with a medium length finish. Drinking well and if you have some this is a good time to pop it.

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2012 Merryvale Petite Sirah Juliana Vineyard

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5/22/2015 - david4061 wrote: 91 points

Deep purple. Blueberries, blackberries, plum and smoke. Not to much tannin and not nearly as rustic as one would think. Very nice balance for a younger wine. Great mouthfeel. Had it with grilled lamb and was perfect.

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2007 Merryvale Cabernet Franc

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5/20/2015 - Chip & Susanne Likes this wine: 89 points

Wine is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Cabernet Franc. Merryvale is among top of our wine expectations. Wine was very dark red in color w/ aromas of currents, black cherry, violets & cedar followed by vanilla & toasted oak notes.

However, tannins are still there but have faded. As w/ the great '07 vintage, should have consumed sooner in its youth. While winemaker indicated aging for 10 years+, sense this wine should be consumed sooner than later...

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2012 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

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5/18/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Blue and black fruit, after the Raymond R this tastes like actual Cabernet. Rounded, well made, works it out for around $25 or so.

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2009 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont

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5/16/2015 - CieloVista wrote: 88 points

Dark red with aromas and flavors of dark fruit, cherries and a little oak. It was medium bodied, dry and very smooth. The after taste was dry and lingering with cherry flavors.

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