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2009 Merriam Vineyards Chardonnay "Simoneau Ranch"

Merriam 2009 Simoneau Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Simoneau Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 225

KWG Score: 87.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 15, 2011

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay is classic California style. It opens with a vanilla bouquet with a hint of butterscotch. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and slightly viscous. Peter mentioned that it fully went through malolactic fermentation. The flavor profile is a butterscotch and pear blend with hints of oak. The finish is dry and lingers nicely. This Chardonnay would pair perfectly with pasta carbonara from the North End. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Light straw in color, with crisp stone fruit, floral notes of peach, pear and apricot on the nose. Thick and viscous mouth-feel with topical fruit of banana, mango and kiwi.

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