About Merryvale Wines

'Wine rejoices the heart of man, and joy is the mother of all virtue.'     Goethe

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Our three wine tiers offer superb choices for every occasion.

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Prestige Wines

Two lavish cuvees, the elegant Silhouette Chardonnay and our legendary red Bordeaux blend Profile, represent the very best of each vintage. Showcasing our estate vineyards, our Prestige wines exhibit extraordinary richness and complexity.

'Silhouette' Chardonnay - Luscious and honeyed, Burgundian in complexity, the apple and hazelnut aromas continue on the palate through a long, vibrant finish.

'Profile' -- Opulent, rich and elegant, this proprietary Bordeaux varietal blend is loaded with dark berry, vanilla and spice flavors, silky tannins and a luxuriously long finish.

Merryvale Signature Varietal & Single-Vineyard Wines

Grown in Napa Valley's premier vineyards, our Merryvale Varietal and Single Vineyard wines are limited production, expressive wines. Hand picked, and carefully sorted, these wines are handcrafted in small lots and aged in the finest French oak.

Chardonnay (Carneros) - Rich, round and seamless, these wines are made from our finest barrels of Chardonnay - with distinct, opulent aromas and flavors specific to their appellation.

Pinot Noir (Carneros) - Richly nuanced berry flavors and supple mouthfeel from our outstanding Carneros estate vineyard.

Merlot (Napa Valley) - Dark, deep and concentrated, this is a serious Merlot with aromas of cherries and vanilla, a silky texture and full, round finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) - Loaded with complex blackberry and black cherry flavors and aromas, this highly acclaimed wine is as robust as it is refined and elegant

Limited Production Bottlings - These special wines, often available only in our tasting room or through our Profile Wine Club, include a Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard, a Sauvignon Blanc from Juliana Vineyards, a Napa Valley Syrah, St. Helena Zinfandel and more.

Starmont Wines

Food friendly and fruit driven wines, these four classic varietal wines reflect the exuberant fruit of their Napa Valley heritage with subtle oak nuance. Produced in our solar-powered state-of-the-art Starmont winery, our Starmont wines are environmentally-friendly and accessibly priced.

Starmont Sauvignon Blanc - bright, fresh and remarkably versatile, with aromas and flavors of peach, citrus, and melons. Oak aging contributes to the wine's rich texture and long finish.

Starmont Chardonnay - lively, focused aromas and flavors of apple, pear and vanilla are balanced by rich mouth feel and a long finish.

Starmont Merlot - rich and concentrated, with aromas of cherries and vanilla, a silky texture and full, round finish.

Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon - complex and supple, aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis echo on the palate showing the fruit's fine Napa Valley breeding and structure.

Antigua Dessert Wine

'Antigua' Dessert Wine -- Merryvale's gold-medal winning Muscat de Frontignan dessert wine is fortified with fine California brandy and aged an average of 11 years in French oak for an utterly smooth, subtle aroma, flavor and texture.

Merryvale-Beckstoffer Vineyards

Three extraordinary wines celebrate the unique characteristics of three Napa Valley vineyards of exceptional pedigree. A collaboration between renowned winegrape growers, the Beckstoffer family and Merryvale proprietors, the Schlatter family, the distinguished Merryvale - Beckstoffer Vineyards label represents shared ideals and excellence in complementary domains.

Merlot, Las Amigas Vineyard, Carneros -- In the cool southern appellation of Carneros, Merlot matures slowly and completely, yielding superb balance and luxurious depth not found in Merlot grown in warmer climates.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard X, Oakville -- From a historic site in Oakville, a Cabernet Sauvignon hall of fame, this wines features rich fruit and roasted coffee flavors, mouth-filling concentration and firm but supple tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone Six, Rutherford -- From a small block of low yielding vines in the Beckstoffer family's historic Vineyard Georges III comes a wine of intense expression, opulent layers and sensuously velvety tannins.