Thursday, 28 March 2013

TN : Starmont Merlot 2009, Starmont Winery, Merryvale Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, USA

This wine is a blend of 99% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. The must underwent a warm, fast fermentation with a total of six days on skins. The wine was aged for 18 months in 32% new French and American oak barrels.

Starmont is located at the entrance to the Napa Valley on the historic Stanly Ranch, one of the first vineyards planted in the valley, built by agricultural pioneer Judge John Stanly in 1872. The winery opened officially on September 6th, 2006, just two days before the first grapes for processing arrived. Starmont is a member of the Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group. The estate vineyards at Stanly Ranch became certified through the Napa Green Farm Certificate Program in 2007.

At Starmont, each barrel room has independent climate controls to more efficiently manage fermentations and barrel aging. Automated systems manage temperatures by bringing in cooler nighttime air and venting out warmer air, using low energy fans, when conditions permit. Starmont recycles 100% of its' winery process water as vineyard and landscaping irrigation.

This wine was imported by Magnum Wine AB.

Colour :  Dark red

Aroma : Raspberries, plums, milk chocolate, herbs, tobacco

Taste : Luch tannins, plums, raspberries, oak, milk chocolate, tobacco

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 244 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 72948

Mark : B+

Website : Starmont Winery

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