Starmont Merlot, 2009
Bright cherry, currant, toasty oak, clove, vanilla...
Color: deep red with black hues
Aroma: bright forward cherry and currant, toasty oak, caramel, clove, vanilla, and bay leaf
Taste: focused entry leads to a round, fleshy mid-palate with moderate acidity. The wine displays great richness, while not being heavy. The finish is moderately long, accented by red fruit and barrel notes.
We love Merlot planted in the southern part of the Napa Valley, and in particular from around the town of Napa and Carneros, for its robust fruit flavors and added structure.