2005 Starmont Merlot, Carneros
99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Select Napa Valley vineyards including Oak Creek, Bayview-Poe and Beckstoffer-Las Amigas
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Native yeast fermentation
- Bottled unfiltered
Aged 23 months in French oak
14.5% by volume
The wine will continue to develop with further cellaring.
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.