Merryvale Starmont, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2008

While at Bar Divani in Grand Rapids, we enjoyed several 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets, the first of which was Merryvale Starmont.

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc

Nose: A beautiful aroma of cooking spice, cedar, purple flowers, and rich cherry.
Color: Lush ruby color with crystal clear edges.
Palate: Mild to hot mid-palate, bright cherries, lighter body than expected, cocoa powder, long sweet leather finish.  The tannins evolve within the glass to become very elegant - reducing the initial heat after first poured.

This is a very elegant wine valued at approximately $25 per bottle.


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