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Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Reserve Selection 2011

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If this were France, this white would seem more Rhonish than Burgundian, with its cider and apple butter scent, followed by flavors of beeswax and citrus honey. Yet it stays crisp and clean, a palate cleanser for roast monkfish or a crab stew.

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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars:
At Meridian Vineyards, we were guided by our founding winemaker, Chuck Ortman, whose vision was to produce wines that express the unique character of the Central Coast region. First, we use grapes that are full of depth and intensity from our legendary vineyards. Next, we handcraft our wines, using traditional winemaking techniques of oak barrel aging, sur lie aging and malolactic fermentation.... Read more
At Meridian Vineyards, we were guided by our founding winemaker, Chuck Ortman, whose vision was to produce wines that express the unique character of the Central Coast region. First, we use grapes that are full of depth and intensity from our legendary vineyards. Next, we handcraft our wines, using traditional winemaking techniques of oak barrel aging, sur lie aging and malolactic fermentation. Finally, we painstakingly blend our wines for complexity and a perfect balance on the palate. Read less

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Snooth User: Amydh
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/16/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: kathryn
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/25/2008

light and fruity


External Reviews for Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Reserve Selection

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

If this were France, this white would seem more Rhonish than Burgundian, with its cider and apple butter scent, followed by flavors of beeswax and citrus honey. Yet it stays crisp and clean, a palate cleanser for roast monkfish or a crab stew.


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Vintage: 2008 10/15/2009

Exotic aromas mingle pleasingly in this wine and include notes of fresh cut flowers, lychee, vanilla and nutmeg. A dash of toasted almond brings about an intriguing mid-note. This is not a shy Chardonnay. On the palate expect flavors of pineapple, lime and grapefruit essence with a touch of oak, followed by a lengthy finish. Appellation Santa Barbara County


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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

A nice all-around Chardonnay at an attractive price, this is medium in weight, with a core of earthy pear, fig and apple, finishing with tasteful light oak and a creamy note. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Started in the early 1980s by veteran winemaker Chuck Ortman, Meridian hit the big time after it was bought by Beringer, when it became a dependably value-oriented winery. This Chard benefits from Beringer's extensive vineyard acreage in the county. Winemaker Signe Zoeller chose lots that combine balance and complexity with lush pineapple, peach, tangerine and honeysuckle flavors, set in a creamy texture.


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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

The delightfully lush aromas and flavors of nectarines and fresh green apples, accented with the right touch of oak and followed by a rich, smooth finish, make this a wine to enjoy often. It is delicious!


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Ripe, with sweet-tasting apple, pear, melon and apricot flavors, it's an elegant, polished, refreshing style. Drink now through 2000.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Meridian continues to work its magic with Chardonnay, highlighting the rich fruit of Santa Barbara. Lemon yellow in color, medium-bodied and ripe with pear, toast, and lemon flavors, the wine's flavor extract comes complete with a fair amount of sweetness. If you like big, lush Chardonnay at a good price, buy it by the case. It's sure to be a big hit around the holiday dinner table.


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