In the continued quest to deliver impressive quality at a reasonable price, we have moved our vineyard sourcing beyond the confines of Napa Valley. In addition to familiar vineyards in Napa, we have also found high quality vineyards in exciting AVAs such as the Red Hills in Lake County, Yorkville Highlands in Mendocino County, and stalwarts such at Alexander Valley and Dry Creek in Sonoma County. The result is a beautiful wine that exhibits the richness, balance, and elegance that has come to be expected from the Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark red in color, with aromas of dark berries and some herbs. Our Cabernet is restrained in style, not over-ripe or overly extracted. Meant to be balanced and approachable on its own and pair well with food.
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petite Sirah, 8% Merlot
This fresh and focused red shows aromas of blackberries and cassis, as well as some vanilla and licorice. Dry and well-balanced. The tannins are rather austere, but it’s a matter of time before it becomes well integrated. Drinkable now, but better after 2021.
- James Suckling, 91 pts.