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2005 Starmont Merlot, Carneros


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Vintages
 -2012  -2009

BLEND
99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARDS
Select Napa Valley vineyards including Oak Creek, Bayview-Poe and Beckstoffer-Las Amigas

APPELLATION
Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • Extended maceration on the skins
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Bottled unfiltered

BARREL AGING
Aged 23 months in French oak

ALCOHOL
14.5% by volume

RELEASE DATE
March, 2008

CELLARING
The wine will continue to develop with further cellaring.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
The 2005 Starmont Merlot displays notes of bright cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, cedar, vanilla and forest. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry and a rich mid-palate that is followed by notes of chocolate. The finish is rich, complex and lingering.