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Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

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About This Wine:
Complex and supple, aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis echo on the palate showing the fruit's fine Napa Valley breeding and structure.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2005
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Napa Valley
Tasting Notes:

Our 2005 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromatic notes of cassis, lifted black current, vanilla and exotic spices. The mouthfeel is round and focused with a long finish.

Vineyard Notes:

Picking took place in the early morning to keep the fruit as cool as possible.

Production Notes:

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes for this wine were carefully sorted and de-stemmed, but not crushed, leaving over 90% whole berries. The berries and juice were cold soaked and fermented using mainly native yeasts, and then aged for 18 months in French Oak. Similar to a left bank Bordeaux style red wine, we like to blend in Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for additional “roundness” on the palate and complexity through the finish.

Winemaker Notes:

The 2005 harvest was one of great extremes. A very wet spring provided a lot of potential for a big harvest of very juicy fruit. A fantastic Indian summer resulted in long hang times which allowed the grapes to mature at a leisurely pace giving us outstanding character. The result at harvest was thick skins and great flavors at moderate alcohol levels.

Food Pairing:

Our favorite pairings include strong cheeses and lamb chops.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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