Star Lane Vineyard

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Merlot

9.116 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mark Eastom

Everything holding up nicely. Olive tapenade, plum, vanilla, spice, licorice, soft tannin and nice acid. Great balance.

Everything holding up nicely. Olive tapenade, plum, vanilla, spice, licorice, soft tannin and nice acid. Great balance.

Oct 12th, 2019
Kapyrick Wine

V11. Beautiful . White pepper and soft cedar bouquet. Rich dark blackberry fruit, black pepper, mocha, and slight talc with with a very soft rich finish.

V11. Beautiful . White pepper and soft cedar bouquet. Rich dark blackberry fruit, black pepper, mocha, and slight talc with with a very soft rich finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Mark Eastom

Young, but bringing out the best of a New York. Bright fruit, olive tapenade, chalk, plum, dried herbs and subdued alcohol. I'm a fan.

Young, but bringing out the best of a New York. Bright fruit, olive tapenade, chalk, plum, dried herbs and subdued alcohol. I'm a fan.

Aug 31st, 2015
Lori Mike

Deep red in color. Cherry and jam with smoke aromas. Taste full of cherry and spice. Medium finish and surprisingly for an 08 slightly drying.

Deep red in color. Cherry and jam with smoke aromas. Taste full of cherry and spice. Medium finish and surprisingly for an 08 slightly drying.

Jan 10th, 2015
Jeff D
8.4

In the house style with big extract, big fruit, and strident tannins

In the house style with big extract, big fruit, and strident tannins

Aug 27th, 2016
Christina Ahlheim

From Hermann. Drank on Christmas.

From Hermann. Drank on Christmas.

Dec 26th, 2015
Christina Ahlheim

Got in Hermann.

Got in Hermann.

Dec 24th, 2015
WC Fields

Blueberries, vanilla, espresso bean, pepper, creamy mid palate with a good core of velvety tannins through the finish.

Blueberries, vanilla, espresso bean, pepper, creamy mid palate with a good core of velvety tannins through the finish.

Oct 13th, 2015
Nick Eldridge

2011 Merlot. Tasted at the vineyard and purchased a bottle.

2011 Merlot. Tasted at the vineyard and purchased a bottle.

Jul 13th, 2015
Tyler Thomas

Tasting with old friends in Napa and getting their take on this wine. One noted "I'll take a case". Good sign.

Tasting with old friends in Napa and getting their take on this wine. One noted "I'll take a case". Good sign.

Nov 28th, 2015