MERRYVALE & STARMONT
$35/FLIGHT OF 4
Starmont Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2013 Only 60 bottles made!!!
The 2012 Starmont Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir showcases aromas of tart cherry, cranberry, strawberry, spice, and toast. There is plenty of sweet tart fruit with complex aromas, along with some subtle earth and tea notes, plus orange, caramel, cedar, leather, tobacco, black cherry, roasted marshmallow, black fig, boysenberry and black pepper. The entry is very nice, with a nicely textured mid-palate featuring sweet, red fruits and some toasty, slightly smoky notes. The wine has good length, some tannins, and barrel notes (toast and spice).
Merryvale Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 22 months in 50% new French oak and 50% used oak, is a real sleeper selection from Merryvale with an attractive price as well. Dense ruby/purple with sweet crème de cassis notes intermixed with black cherry and toast in a medium to full-bodied, supple, velvety seductive style. This is a beauty and should drink well for at least 10-15 years. Don't miss it.
91pts Decanter-This wine is showing minty Cabernet characters on the nose, with smoky blackberry notes and a hint of bacon from the oak, but it is not overdone. Tart cassis spears the sumptuous palate which is lifted by acidity.
Merryvale Forward Kidd Red Wine 2013
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Forward Kidd is what hedonism is all about - a sexy, luscious, exuberant display of blue and black fruits, soft tannins, low acidity and a nice plump mouthfeel. This is irresistible and you'd have to be a masochist not to appreciate it. The color is a healthy dark, ruby purple.
Starmont Chardonnay 2014
90pts Wine Enthusiast-Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply bythe glass. The 2014 is pale gold in color, with aromas of ripe apples,citrus, Asian pear, butterscotch and vanilla bean with fresh mineralnotes. The wine’s soft entry leads to a mid-palate with mediumbody and acidity and plenty of volume. Flavors of apple and pear,along with citrus notes and subtle oak lead to a refreshing, mediumlength finish.
@ Foothill & 4th Street locations
$15/Flight of 4