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Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Reserve Selection 2011

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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!

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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

Member Reviews for Meridian Vineyards Chardonnay Edna Valley Reserve Selection

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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

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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!


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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.


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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

Following in a long line of well-balanced, affordable Chardonnays, the 2007 is assertive, with bold pineapple, citrus and melon flavors and just a touch of almond. Minimum oak aging allows the wine to showcase the bright tropical fruit, with just a touch of toast at the finish.


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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

The 1998 Chardonnay Santa Barbara is tropical fruit-dominated, tart, perfumed, uncomplicated but savory. It should be consumed over the next 12-24 months. Meridian has consistently maintained a fair pricing policy, so while this effort may not be a super-star, it represents well-made wines selling at reasonable prices. Readers take note.


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Vintage: 2008 05/23/2011

Here's a basic, Santa Barbara Chardonnay that shows off the region's cool-climate friendliness to the variety. It's dry and crisp and creamy, with pineapple, lime and oak flavors.


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