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Whitehall Lane Winery, A 20 Year Story of Vineyards
by Roger King
July 15, 2013

The emblematic mustard of Napa Valley showcases Whitehall Lane Winery during the quiet winter season. The showcase of varietal, vineyard, and appellation blends are how this same family winery focuses it's presence across the Napa Valley. Vineyard sites secured and redeveloped over the last 20 years in St. Helena, Rutherford and Oak Knoll AVA's of Napa Valley form the core of what is placed in bottle.

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‘Land of Plenty’ is what Napa meant to the region’s original inhabitants, the Wappo Indians. This valley, snug between the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains in Northern California, claims some of the most expensive agricultural land in the world, producing wines of ‘cult’ status. The main ecological factor of the region is the cool wind and fog that is sucked in from San Pablo Bay during the afternoon, cooling the vines. Temperature fluctuations from north to south can vary as much as 15 degrees, even though the valley is only 30 miles long and five miles wide. Due to these climactic differences, Napa Valley has many unique microclimates that have their own AVA designations. With over 300 wineries and 43,000 acres of vines, the Napa Valley AVA is certainly the land of plenty.

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Merryvale Vineyards 2006 Chardonnay - Starmont Lively, focused aromas and flavors of peach, pear and vanilla are balanced by rich mouth feel and a long finish.
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Merryvale Vineyards 2003 Profile Profile is a blend of many of our finest lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure.
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