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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 75620)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"I love this wine for the effortless way it charms. Everything's restrained, from the currant and cherry flavors to the oak, while the softly sweet tannins create a smooth, mellow mouthfeel. It's a feminine Cab that will support, not compete with, the best foods."
-Wine Enthusiast

Fom the magnificant 2001 vintage, this wine is made from lots selected for their complexity of flavors and supple tannins. The blend includes Merlot to help tame tannins, Cabernet Franc for its leafy aromatic contributions and Petit Verdot for its intense color and black fruit flavors. Round and harmonious in its youth, this wine will reward a few years of cellaring with nuances of aromna that only time in the bottle provides.

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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.