Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

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89 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): A pretty, entry-level offering, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont is laced with sweet red berries, flowers, spices and licorice. This mid-weight Cabernet puts a premium on juiciness and approachability. It is a delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Even better, it is a terrific value. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (Dec 2012)

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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’s historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a favorite destination for visitors... Read more
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’s historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a favorite destination for visitors to the valley. Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through sustainable farming practices. Our new Starmont Winery on the historic Stanly Ranch in Carneros is a state-of-the-art solar powered facility, and our estate vineyards are Napa Green Farm certified. For more information, please visit www.merryvale.com. Read less

Member Reviews for Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: jjknight38
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/26/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/25/2011

The nose showed black currant, a dusting of dark chocolate, lavender and a bit of butter cookie. On the palate, I found it to be a bit sweet with flavors of black cherry, plum sauce and clove. It's body was velvety and full with a slight coating of fine tannin, which was left behind after each sip. The finish fell a bit short, yet showed ripe berries, which turned a bit sour with time. For the money, this is a highly enjoyable bottle of Cabernet.


Snooth User: kllllami
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/30/2011

Smooth, light and enjoyable. Justin had rehearsal dinner here


Snooth User: ruymann
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 10/11/2009

Ready to drink now, crimson colored. Mature. Supple, black-berries, dusty.


External Reviews for Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
04/27/2009

CELLARING Enjoyable now but will gain complexity with 5-10 years aging. WINEMAKER'S NOTES This wine is made from lots selected for their complexity of flavors and supple tannins. The blend includes Merlot to help tame tannins, Petit Verdot for


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/13/2013

Dark purple in color with generous aromas of currants, blackberry, licorice, chocolate, black olive, espresso and vanilla. The wine is round and full on the palate with forward fruit and great structure from the balanced acid and tannins.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/03/2012

Color: dark red with good density. Aroma: sweet red and black currants, brambly blackberry jam, black olive, dried herbs and violets. Taste: soft entry, round with medium weight, toasty oak notes, and very good length


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Supple aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis echo on the palate showing the fruit's fine Napa Valley breeding and structure. Try with roast duck and turkey or barbeque.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2008 11/02/2011

Robert Parker calls it an excellent value - which packs a lot of flavor and intensity for its price. This dense ruby/purple-colored Cabernet reveals plenty of cassis, cedar, licorice and spice notes. It is a delicious, medium-bodied wine with supple tannins and a long finish.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Winemaker's Notes - Voluptuous aromas of cassis, black cherry, vanilla bean and cedar leap out of the glass.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Our 2007 Napa Cabernet is very dark red in color with aromas of currents


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89 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): A pretty, entry-level offering, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Starmont is laced with sweet red berries, flowers, spices and licorice. This mid-weight Cabernet puts a premium on juiciness and approachability. It is a delicious wine to drink now and over the next few years. Even better, it is a terrific value. The blend is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. (Dec 2012)

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