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Chateau Julien Wine Estate

Chateau Julien Wine Estate In the late 1970's, Bob and Patty Brower set out to fulfill their dream. Originally from the East Coast, they had a passion for wine and admired the French hospitality encountered while traveling in Europe. They saw the potential in Monterey County as a quality wine growing region, and in 1982 began building what is now known as Château Julien Wine Estate in Carmel Valley, California. The winery's first release came in 1985 with Chardonnay and Merlot from the 1982 vintage. Today, the entire process of wine production takes place on the 16-acre estate, including the aging of nearly 2000 oak barrels of wine. Winemaker Bill Anderson joined the Browers in 1982, and produced the winery's first 100% Merlot with the premier vintage. Bill continues to produce wine at Château Julien Wine Estate, and has played an integral part in establishing Merlot as the winery's flagship varietal.


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8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA, US, 93923 Email:
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  Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
90 POINTS ~, July 2007. "The balance is excellent, and there’s sufficient structure to stand up to hearty foods, yet the wine isn’t too heavy...this wine is a great value." ~ Wine Writer Laurie Daniel, Appellation America
  Barrel Aged Merlot
This Merlot established the winery's significant role as a Merlot producer nationwide over ten years ago. Soft tannins and subtle oak balance out the fruit in this medium bodied wine. A full, lingering finish with superb structure and texture.
  Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Tropical aromas of pineapple and citrus with hints of baked apple and toasty caramel oak. A superb sugar to acid balance complements full forward fruit and nice texture through the finish.
  Barrel Selected Pinot Grigio
Fresh flavors of melon, peaches and green apple grace the palate with a crisp acidity. This lighter style wine holds a full mouth feel texture and lingering finish.
The Bravura is produced from 50% Merlot and 50% Malbec from the winery's Estate Vineyard. The imported bottle is silk-screened in brilliant silver and metallic tones, with a hand dripped silver metallic wax seal to highlight the winery's silver anniversary. Less than 300 cases were produced, with each bottle numbered in sequence as it is waxed, sealed and signed by the winemaker. The winery family looks forward to sharing this special bottle of wine with family and friends over the next 25 years!
  Emerald Bay Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense cassis and blackberry aroma. Full fruit flavors highlighted by mild tannins and oak aging. A small blend of Merlot contributes a smooth, soft finish and round, berry finesse.
  Emerald Bay Coastal Chardonnay
Ripe aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, with flavors of crisp apples and a touch of oak. Great balance and acidity through the finish, enhanced by notes of malolactic and barrel fermented Chardonnay
  Emerald Bay Coastal Merlot
A rich aroma of cherry and blueberry, with full forward fruit flavors. Soft tannins and moderate complexity due to a small blend of Cabernet Sauvignon.
  Emerald Bay Coastal White Zinfandel
Crisp, refreshing aroma and flavors of ripe plump strawberries. Cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain natural residual sugars. Best when served chilled.
  Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Ideal vineyard location and extended oak aging contribute to this wine’s saturated fruit and full body. Cassis, blackberry and vanilla aromas complement a chewy chocolate edge with smoky notes. A well structured, moderately tannic wine with complexity and texture through a supple round finish.
  Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
A palate full of texture and fruit through a smooth finish. This Chardonnay enjoys a full canopy shade throughout the growing season, extending the cluster "hang-time" for a nice balance of acidity and development of fruit.
  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. Gently pressed, settled and racked twice, this wine is smooth and bright through a finish of sweet butter and lemon zest.
  Estate Vineyard Merlot
Aromas of toffee, dark cherry and ripe berry extend through a subtle presence of cedar. This wine's medium-bodied palate and balanced acidity result in pure, intense flavors and depth. The touch of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon contribute texture, structure and a broad, full finish.
  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, rich and mouthfilling with a broad, full finish
Still a favorite after all of these years! A lighter style wine, with a bit of residual sugar and wonderful acidity for pairing with spicy foods.
  NV Carmel Cream Sherry
This lighter style sherry boasts creamy flavors of caramel, butterscotch and hazelnut.
  NV Julien Port
Aged in oak barrels for 10 months and produced in a traditional Ruby style. This port is bottled young while the port still possesses a deep ruby color and is full of mulberry fruit aromas.
  Pinot Grigio
A crisp citrus aroma with lively fruit flavors of fresh melon and peaches. A full texture through the finish with good acidity and full of forward fruit.
  Private Reserve "Sur lie" Chardonnay
This limited production Chardonnay is produced from small select lots of the Estate Vineyard which are pruned specifically to prolong fruit development and ensure a nice balanced acidity. Produced in traditional French “Sur Lie” style, this wine stays in contact with the lees (or inactive yeast cells) throughout fermentation and barrel aging. The result is a rich, creamy Chardonnay with a round, full texture.
  Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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-bodied wine shows deep texture through a smooth finish. Will age nicely for up to twenty years.
  Private Reserve Merlot
Hints of cedar and vanilla nuances accent aromas of lush berry and robust dark cherry. Its subtle oak edge and moderate tannins complement this fullbodied wine’s fine acidity and ripe, intense fruit. A nice complexity and texture through a smooth, lingering finish.
  Private Reserve Zinfandel
93 POINTS , GOLD MEDAL ~ Beverage Testing Institue, A hint of cloves give way to big, black briary currant and chocolate aromas. This luscious, yet bold Zinfandel is full of texture and balance with ripe fruit flavors. Complex through a full-bodied finish with a good acidic backbone.
Soft berry fruit and black cherry aromas complement light vanilla notes and a subtle spicy edge. Medium bodied with moderate tannins, while elegant, silky and smooth in texture. Superb acidity through the finish.
As the sole varietal grown on the Estate, this Sangiovese vineyard is nurtured with the ultimate care and attention.
  Sangiovese Rosato
The vineyard’s cool climate due to the proximity to the ocean paired with extensive pruning and cluster thinning to maximize sugar development, ultimately resulted in grapes of ideal color and balance for the 2007 Rosato.


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