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Chateau Julien Wine Estate

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In 1996, Château Julien Wine Estate started a new venture with a partnership in an "Estate Vineyard" in South Monterey County's Lockwood Valley. Over 25% of the 246-acre vineyard is planted with the winery's flagship varietal, Merlot. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are also grown in addition to experimental blocks of Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Marsanne, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.

Located in a unique coastal valley on the western Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the vineyard sits at a 980 foot elevation and is a short 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The vineyard's slight elevation, diurnal temperature variations and ideal gravely, loam soil result in wines with intense varietal characteristics unique to Monterey County. With a slightly warmer climate, the Estate Vineyard continues to benefit from coastal influences and Monterey County's long growing season.
Carmel Valley, CA
Phone: 831-624-2600
Website: http://www.chateaujulien.com
Appellation: San Antonio Valley
Tasting Room: M - F 8:00 - 5:00
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more about Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2003 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Monterey County

Black currant, jammy blackberry and cassis aromas complement smoky coffee flavors and lingering sweet oak. Moderate tannins balance bold, ripe fruit. Complex and robust, this full- ... morebodied wine shows deep texture through a smooth finish. Will age nicely for up to twenty years.

$36.00  
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Merlot
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2003 Private Reserve Merlot
Monterey County

A subtle oak edge and hints of vanilla accented by aromas of robust black cherry and cedar. This wine is full-bodied with moderate tannins and ripe, intense fruit. A nice complexit ... morey and texture through a smooth, lingering finish.

$36.00  
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Syrah
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2004 Estate Vineyard Syrah

As the newest addition to the Estate Vineyard portfolio, this Syrah has become an instant favorite for those that favor a ripe, hearty style from this varietal. This wine is plumy, ... more rich and mouthfilling with a broad, full finish.
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Cabernet Sauvignon
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2002 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A chewy chocolate edge highlights smoky, black currant and vanilla aromas. Moderate tannins, complexity and texture contribute to a well structured wine through a supple round finish.
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Chardonnay
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2003 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Notes of honey highlighted by citrus and rich tropical fruit aromas in this fullbodied wine. A superb sugar to acid balance at harvest creates a palate full of texture and fruit. G ... moreently pressed, settled and racked twice, this wine is smooth and bright through a finish of sweet butter and lemon zest.
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Merlot
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2003 Estate Vineyard Merlot

A subtle presence of oak highlights this wine's varietal character and complexity. Moderate tannins and depth through a full-bodied finish of intense, bright fruit. Our flagship va ... morerietal.

Updated on June 16, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Chateau Julien Wine Estate at http://www.chateaujulien.com or calling 831-624-2600 to verify the winery's location.

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