This vintage is dark red in color, with black and purple hues. It generously offers aromas of dark cherry, red currant, boysenberry and graphite with background baking spices (clove, allspice) and dried sage. Bright fruit, flavors of currant, berries and cherry, along with subtle toasty oak, are all framed by well-balanced acidity and well-resolved tannins.
Grown in top vineyards across the Napa Valley, Starmont Cabernet lots were hand selected for their rich and robust flavors and fine tannins. Fruit was harvested 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.