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Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley 2005

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The 2005 Starmont Merlot displays notes of bright cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, cedar, vanilla and forest. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry and a rich mid-palate that is followed by notes of chocolate. The finish is rich, complex and lingering. For more details, please visit us at www.merryvale.com

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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

External Reviews for Merryvale Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91Merryvale has a very good track record with Merlot, and the '05 is one of their better efforts in recent years. It's a tannic wine, with quite a bit of astringency, but that lends structure to the black currant flavors, to which new oak adds a touch of smoky cigar box. This fine wine should age well for six years.Wine Tasting NotesOur 2005 Merlot shows exceptional richness and depth with aromas of plums, roasted sage and sweet black cherries framed by mocha and toasted oak. The wine has a soft entry with notes of blackberry pie and fine tannins adding to the long finish. Our favorite pairings include roast duck with a plum sauce, and a selection of sharp cheeses.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Merryvale Vineyards Merlot 2005 Napa Valley and all other wine from Merryvale Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRich and concentrated, with aromas of cherries and vanilla, a silky texture and full, round finish.



The 2005 Starmont Merlot displays notes of bright cherry, raspberry, fresh herbs, cedar, vanilla and forest. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry and a rich mid-palate that is followed by notes of chocolate. The finish is rich, complex and lingering. For more details, please visit us at www.merryvale.com

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