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SOLD OUTChateau Julien 2005 Merlot

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Barrel Aged
Monterey AVA
Gold Medal — California State Fair
Silver Medal — Grand Harvest Awards
Silver Medal — Dallas Morning News
Recommended — Beverage Testing Institute
Monterey AVA
100% Merlot
12 months in oak
Cases Produced
Sweetness Level
Diet Friendly
Low carb, Low sugar, Paleo, Keto

The Chateau Julien 2005 Barrel Aged Merlot was produced from grapes in South Monterey County’s Lockwood Valley, which is located in a unique coastal valley that sits at a 980 foot elevation and produces wines with intense varietal characteristics. Merlot has been Chateau Julien’s flagship varietal since its first vintage in 1982, and for good reason: previous vintages have been named among the top most popular Merlots in the nation and have received “Best Buy” and “Highly Recommended” honors, among a multitude of Gold and Silver Medals.

The 2005 Merlot is no different, capturing a Gold Medal from the California State Fair, a Silver Medal from the Grand Harvest Awards, and a Silver Medal from the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition. Among aromas of ripe berries, plums and Bing cherries, hints of vanilla and cedar create a nice balance and alluring entry into this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The palate is full of red-cherry nuances and black raspberry notes followed by a hint of oak. Beverage Tasting Institute says the 2005 Merlot is a Recommended wine and “will work well with food.” We recommend pairing the Chateau Julien Merlot with baked eggplant, pesto pasta, and lamb chops.

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