2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley.

January 24, 2010

"Cabernet Sauvignons Priced $20-$30"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Five Stars
Panel Favorite!

"One sniff and you know you’re drinking a classic Cab! Black cherry, cassis, mocha and baking spices delight the nose and carry on as flavors in the seductively smooth mouth."

- Sue Straight, aka

August 16, 2009

"Merryvale Starmont = Winners Across the Line!"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

"Sticking with the big-ish winery theme for a moment longer, I also recently tasted Merryvale’s Starmont line. The winery described this line as 'food friendly, fruit driven' with 'subtle oak nuance' ...with the familiar notched label that is still (in my opinion) one of the best labels going... I think the entire Starmont line is showing pretty darn well at the moment."

Merryvale 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Starmont. Impressive wine, especially at this price, offering well-structured, dense blackberry and black currant character layered with earthy vanilla, cedar and toasted sage notes. Long, complex finish. Ready to drink now and over the next four or five years.

- Robyn Tinsley

August 01, 2009
Patterson's Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points

"Napa Gold"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Bright and fresh; juicy, supple and nicely balanced.

- Anthony Dias Blue

July 23, 2009
KCBS Radio & KCBS.com

"Narsai David's Food News"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Splendid dusty aromas covering rich ripe berries. That dustiness is a bit toasty for even greater complexity. Rich, almost luscious on the palate. Plenty of tannins to create a fine backnote, but supple enough to enjoy already. The balance of fruit and tannin lingers on the palate. At $27.00, this wine would easily compare with $40-50 wines.

- Narsai David

July 13, 2009
The Press Democrat

"Wine of the Week: TOP PICK"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

A briary cab with firm tannins. Complex with notes of dried cherry, herbs and pepper. Balanced. Long finish.

- Peg Melnik

July 09, 2009


2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This very opaque purple colored Cab opens with a fragrant black currant like bouquet with a hint of licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced with spicy black cherry flavors. This is a very easy to drink cab that displays gentle acidity. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger slightly. Serve this very good everyday cab with a pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy!

- Ken

June 02, 2009
90 Points & Editors' Choice

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Tasted alongside some Napa Cabs costing more than twice as much, this showed proud. It’s dry, richly structured and the firm tannins even suggest a few years in the cellar. Won’t disappoint with its wealth of black currants, blackberries, minerals and cedar. Now through 2012. Editors’ Choice.

- Steve Heimoff

June 01, 2009
Restaurant Wine

"Recommended Cabs"

2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Excellent value: a full bodied Cabernet, that is smoothly textured, moderately intense in flavor, and long and a bit oaky on the finish. It tastes of blackberry, black cherry, toast, cedar, and spicy oak.

- Ronn Wiegand

April 01, 2009
2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition


2006 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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