Somerston Wine Company

Stornoway Napa Valley Red Blend

9.236 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Ruby and garnet red intertwined. Great baking spices on the nose especially the cinnamon and brown sugar. As it airs out it develops some darker fruits, mainly blackberries. Some leather undertones too. Great texture like a little roughness and silkier finish. Tight dark fruits with some savory elements. Could use some time to fully open up. Moderate tannins (6/10) and moderate plus body. Good structure and some redder fruits showing in the long finish. Drink till 2026.

Ruby and garnet red intertwined. Great baking spices on the nose especially the cinnamon and brown sugar. As it airs out it develops some darker fruits, mainly blackberries. Some leather undertones too. Great texture like a little roughness and silkier finish. Tight dark fruits with some savory elements. Could use some time to fully open up. Moderate tannins (6/10) and moderate plus body. Good structure and some redder fruits showing in the long finish. Drink till 2026.

1 person found it helpfulAug 20th, 2016
Russell Stoner

Merlot - Cab franc /Blueberry / espresso / spice /

Merlot - Cab franc /Blueberry / espresso / spice /

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2014
Mark Blatty

Really great Merlot blend from a little tucked away corner of Napa. Gives me new respect for well done merlot.

Really great Merlot blend from a little tucked away corner of Napa. Gives me new respect for well done merlot.

Feb 20th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

15.1% alc.

15.1% alc.

Feb 1st, 2016
Caroline On Crack

Writer/blogger Los Angeles Magazine, carolineoncrack.com

8.4

Full bodied. Dark fruit. Puckerlicious.

Full bodied. Dark fruit. Puckerlicious.

Mar 26th, 2014
Jack Edwards

Importer/Founder The Jack Edwards Collection

9.8

2010 Somerston Stornoway OMG!

2010 Somerston Stornoway OMG!

Jun 21st, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

Mostly Merlot. Fragrant - powerful & tannic. Good but will be great with more time.

Mostly Merlot. Fragrant - powerful & tannic. Good but will be great with more time.

Jun 13th, 2013
Jack Edwards

Importer/Founder The Jack Edwards Collection

9.7

Stornoway!

Stornoway!

Apr 21st, 2013
Jill Snyder Pienta

Napa... I'm starting to get it...

Napa... I'm starting to get it...

Sep 7th, 2014
Charles Hudson

Paired nicely with chicken Parmesan

Paired nicely with chicken Parmesan

Jan 9th, 2014