Merryvale

Starmont Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9383 ratings
8.720 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Jonathan Wall

Good but conflicted. I never experienced this: one sip would be spectacular, embodying expectations of Napa cab... the next disappointing (slight "pool water")... and then great... cycling back and forth until it had long enough to breathe into ok. The good sips I'd rate a 9.2 the not so great an 8.8... so I'll give it a 9. I should try another to test... but I'm onto the next wine. Kudo's for being Merryvale's sustainable solar winery.

Good but conflicted. I never experienced this: one sip would be spectacular, embodying expectations of Napa cab... the next disappointing (slight "pool water")... and then great... cycling back and forth until it had long enough to breathe into ok. The good sips I'd rate a 9.2 the not so great an 8.8... so I'll give it a 9. I should try another to test... but I'm onto the next wine. Kudo's for being Merryvale's sustainable solar winery.

Nov 29th, 2018
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Maybe we weren't starstrucked by this Starmont but this little fucker really killed it! A classic cabernet, with an extra touch of finess.

Maybe we weren't starstrucked by this Starmont but this little fucker really killed it! A classic cabernet, with an extra touch of finess.

3 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2015
Adam Jesberger

Clear, hazy to bright reflections, purple color, high concentration, ruby rim, no sediment and medium viscosity. Nose: moderate, youth, ripe blackberries and blackberry jam. Flowers, white lilies, cinnamon, chalk, french oak adds a vanilla/creme brûlée element. Palate: dry, med+ body, ripe blackberries, dried black currant, black cherry undertone with a plum skin tartness, lilac and white flowers, really no earthiness to speak of. Vanilla and brown sugary oak. Med tannins, med+ alcohol(14.5), medium acid, med+ finish, med+ complexity.

Clear, hazy to bright reflections, purple color, high concentration, ruby rim, no sediment and medium viscosity. Nose: moderate, youth, ripe blackberries and blackberry jam. Flowers, white lilies, cinnamon, chalk, french oak adds a vanilla/creme brûlée element. Palate: dry, med+ body, ripe blackberries, dried black currant, black cherry undertone with a plum skin tartness, lilac and white flowers, really no earthiness to speak of. Vanilla and brown sugary oak. Med tannins, med+ alcohol(14.5), medium acid, med+ finish, med+ complexity.

2 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Bottle #3 for the night.... Getting ready for our trip to Bordeaux.. Have to end with a Napa Cab! Black olives. Road tar. Soft. Silky. Toast.

Bottle #3 for the night.... Getting ready for our trip to Bordeaux.. Have to end with a Napa Cab! Black olives. Road tar. Soft. Silky. Toast.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

This Cabernet has a a very nice dark ruby color. The nose is very poignant with notes of black cherry, black currant, clove, and licorice. On the palate is a medium mouth feel that is smooth with a pleasing long finish. There are good fruit in black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and herbal notes. I also am getting fine medium + tannins. A good quafable wine. Purchased for around $ 17.99.

This Cabernet has a a very nice dark ruby color. The nose is very poignant with notes of black cherry, black currant, clove, and licorice. On the palate is a medium mouth feel that is smooth with a pleasing long finish. There are good fruit in black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and herbal notes. I also am getting fine medium + tannins. A good quafable wine. Purchased for around $ 17.99.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2015
Sherri Housman

Blackberries, black currant, herbs & black pepper in the finish.

Blackberries, black currant, herbs & black pepper in the finish.

Jul 6th, 2015
Martin Sahlberg

An ok wine but that's it. You need more to impress me

An ok wine but that's it. You need more to impress me

Mar 20th, 2015
JJ West

#cmaa

Apr 9th, 2014
Matt Young

Straight forward napa valley cab. Nothing super special here but definitely very good. Wouldn't buy again for $25

Straight forward napa valley cab. Nothing super special here but definitely very good. Wouldn't buy again for $25

Apr 6th, 2014
Gary Hill

Under $30.00-Great. Great vintage. Great wine.

Under $30.00-Great. Great vintage. Great wine.

Mar 1st, 2014