Merryvale Vineyards

As the first winery production facility built after the repeal of prohibition, Merryvale occupies a unique place in the history of Napa Valley and California wine history. Situated on Highway 29 in the beautiful St. Helena, the iconic building that houses Merryvale Vineyards has long been established as a premier winemaking facility. With roots dating back to the early days of fine wine production, Merryvale was the winemaking home to such luminaries as Robert and Peter Mondavi, the Christian Brothers, and H. William Harlan.

Merryvale's proprietors, the Schlatters, are traditionalists with vision, committed to preserving the winery's rich past while forging a path of winemaking innovation. Alongside their young winemaker, Simon Faury, they have sharpened their focus on Bordeaux varieties, the wines for which Napa is most renowned.

Founded on the principle that great wines are born in the vineyard, Merryvale Vineyards has a long-standing tradition of sourcing grapes from exceptional vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. The process for selecting vineyards that are worthy of the Merryvale Vineyard label is an intense, rigorous and exacted process. Careful attention is paid to microclimate, soils and sustainable vineyard management practices. Sites with unique aspects and characteristics coupled with our estate vineyard sources allow us to create rich, balanced and truly expressive Napa Valley wines. The commitment involved in growing grapes for Merryvale – specified by vineyard blocks or even row-by-row selections – result in wines with intense flavors and soft, supple tannin structure.

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Starmont Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay 2015
Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. The 2015 is a vibrant, pale gold in color, with aromas of Asian pear, butterscotch, nutmeg, ripe apples and fresh mineral notes. The wine’s soft entry leads to a medium bodied mid-palate, with generous volume and medium
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Starmont Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “This wine starts off with a salty, stony flavor of oyster shell and rock. Integrated and firmly textured on the palate, it has strong Gravenstein apple and pear flavors that are seasoned nicely by hints of nutmeg and lemongrass.”-WE  “Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy

Starmont Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
"Vibrant, pale gold in color, with aromas of Asian pear, butterscotch, nutmeg, ripe apples, and fresh mineral notes. The wines soft entry leads to a medium bodied mid-palate with generous volume and medium acidity. Flavors of apple tart, ripe pear and citrus notes, with subtle oak and spice play

Starmont Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine enthusiast 90“Light-bodied and modestly priced, this is a wine for a wide circle of friends, great for midweek meals and larger weekend gatherings. The finish is soft and subtle.”

Merryvale Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Pretty in honeysuckle and gardenia, this bright wine, blended with 5% Semillon, recalls fresh-squeezed lemonade before the sugar, refreshing and intensely delicious. The acidity is balanced by enough weight to dial the volume down and flavors of rich, lush melon. "  " Pale

Starmont Winery & Vineyards Chardonnay 2012
" Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. The 2012 is bright, vibrant gold in color, with aromas of ripe apple, mandarin, Asian pear, nutmeg, vanilla bean, lychee, and fresh mineral notes. The wine's soft entry leads to a medium bodied mid-palate, with generous

Merryvale 'Starmont' Chardonnay 2008
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Fresh and vibrant, with a full-bodied mix of tangerine, nectarine, peach and pear flavors that are intense, complex, layered and cleansing. This holds on to its core fruitiness. Drink now through 2013. 34,050 cases made."

Merryvale Profile Red 2004
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "Merryvales Profile remains a star year after year. The 04 is nearly all Cabernet Sauvignon, and stuns with its power. With a smooth, complex tannin structure, its rich in currants, blackberries and cedar, but is too young to open now. Should hit its stride around 2010 and

Merryvale Reserve Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
"The 2002 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from a number of vineyards throughout the central and southern Napa Valley. The growing season was relatively normal until the middle of September when torrid heat pushed ripening along rapidly. A few barrels of our best Merlot lots went into the

Merryvale 'Starmont' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Pretty good price for a Cabernet this elegant and rich. Starmont is a kind of second label to the excellent producer, Merryvale, and this '07 shows a fine pedigree, as well as the general quality of the vintage. It's dry and balanced, with complex blackberry, currant and oak

Merryvale 'Starmont' Merlot 2003
85  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
 Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 85 "With its aromatic mix of ripe black-cherries and subtle tea-leaf herbaceousness, this well-defined Merlot puts a good first foot forward, but its initial suppleness is interrupted by curt tannins in the latter going, and its likeable fruit fades just a bit en route