Grown in top vineyards across the Napa Valley, Starmont Cabernet lots were hand selected for their rich and robust flavors and fine tannins. We harvest the fruit in the early morning to preserve the fresh flavors and keep the skins intact. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were carefully sorted and de-stemmed, but not crushed, leaving over 90% whole berries. The berries and juice were cold soaked and fermented, and then aged for 16 months in 25% new French oak.
Color: dark red, black huesAroma: sweet fruit, raspberry, bright red berry fruit, red currant bud, graphite, tobaccoTaste: focused entry to medium weight, fairly rich mid-palate; displays nice structure, framed by acid and tannin; fairly youthful finish with medium length