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 Vintage2003 Label 1 of 4 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2001 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerMerryvale (web)
VarietyMerlot
DesignationStarmont
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)040426992619

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2016 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Merryvale Vineyards Merlot Starmont on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Barry Notes on 2/11/2013 & rated 91 points: PnP w/15 min glass time. Clear, deep dark purple. Wow, one of the best CA Merlot's I've ever drank in this price range. Absolutely perfect drinking window/balance, correct verietal nose/taste, tannins fully integrated, med body/weight, super balanced. Delightful drinking, nothing off. I was afraid it may be over the top but got it right at its peak. Great value, $18. (91-92) (903 views)
 Tasted by Chasse_spleen on 12/18/2009 & rated 87 points: A well-made wine, but slightly uninspiring. The nose initially almost too much garnet and marzipan, during the evening coming together in a more Bordeaux-like manner. The good tannins disappearing with time. More excitement, please! (1167 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 6/28/2007 & rated 88 points: Served with skirt steak with a watermelon and red onion relish at the Gibby's June tasting. Garnet color with aromas of cherries, plum, milk chocolate, thyme and sage. Sweet tannins, with some vanilla, plum and spice flavors on the finish. Paired well with the dish. (1222 views)

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Merryvale

Producer website
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 is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first
winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley. Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation,
renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.

Merlot

Merlot variety: Wikipedia | Appellation America | CellarNotes

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wineries and Wine (Napa Valley Vintners) | Article in CellarTracker

Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA

 
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