Monday, September 26, 2005

Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay'02, Napa Valley

Not overoaked chardonnay, underwent malolactic fermentation.

Technical Data:100% Chardonnay. Extensive use of barrel fermentation and lees stirring. 85% of the lots completed malolactic fermentation, 20% native yeast fermentation. Aged an average of seven months in French oak barrels (18% new).

Description:Straw yellow color for a full-bodied creamy chardonnay. Aromas and flavors reminiscent of apple, peach and pear with a touch of spice and a slight hint of oak. Round and silky this is an elegant chardonnay, full of flavors and rich in complexity with a long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service:Goes well with seafood, fish, lemony chicken and roasted vegetables.


Suggested Retail Price:$14.68

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