Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005 $17.99 (89 pts.)

    The black current and vanilla were wonderful with seared lamb.

    Merryvale Starmont Cabernet

    89 Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2005. The body is fairly pronounced with oaky wood contributing to a long finish. Although the Merryvale tasting notes mention “exotic spices” I would prefer them to be more forward. Perhaps some cellar aging, as recommended, would help. The black current and vanilla were wonderful along with the seared lamb. $17.99. Read the full review.

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