Chateau Julien Wine Estate

831 624-2600 8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
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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. – Description from Kursulla

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Royalty

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Chateau Julien Haut Medoc 2009

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    50% cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot Dark, plummy and chocolatey on the nose with hints of candied berry fruit, something a bit pruny, and subtle peppery spice notes. Rich and chewy in the mouth, with lovely ripe tannins and integrated acids all supporting a somewhat chunky core of plummy, mineral edged fruit. This is medium plus ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Julien Merlot 2009

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    Great dinner wine. Smooth and fruity with a slightly dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by sjlady626


  • Château Sénéjac Red Bordeaux Blend Haut-Médoc 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/32795 for £10.Chateau Senejac [www.chateau-senejac.com] is located near the village of La Pian-Medoc about 10 miles north of the city of Bordeaux and has a history going back centuries..It is a large estate with 39 hectares under vine that was bought by the Cordier ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château Julien Barrel Selected Chardonnay 2012

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    mango, peach on the nose...sweet with a crisp finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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  • Chateau Julien Barrel Selected Royalty Red 2010

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    Made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah The Royalty Red was decent for a blended wine with hints of plum, blueberry's as well as other wild berry's with a strong oak taste at the end. I'm usually not one for lots of oak flavor in my wine but this one had a nice balance to it Read More

    Wine review by Casey84


  • Chateau Julien Pinot Grigio 2010

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    The had melon and honeysuckles are accented with a nice crisp citrus flavor. Read More

    Wine review by lakenvelder


  • Chateau Julien Merlot 2009

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    Wine review by kerry68


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