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2011 Merryvale Sauvignon Blanc "Starmont"

Starmont 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Merryvale

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Starmont"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 79% Sauvignon Blanc & 21% Semillon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 6,640

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 5, 2012

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a very fragrant grapefruit and peach like bouquet with a hint of lychee. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, tangy, and a tad on the acidic side. It does come together quickly with some aeration. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused Anjou pear with notes of green apple and tart lime. I also detected some pink grapefruit and white pepper as well. The finish is rather dry and lingers nicely. This wine is quite expressive and could liven up many foods. Linguine smothered with a garlic seasoned clam sauce came to mind. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Light straw. Aroma: Intense guava, lemon grass, key lime, Crenshaw Melon, tangerine, sweet orange blossom and alyssum. Taste: Full and lush mouthfeel with refreshing acidity providing for a wonderfully long finish that ends with clean minerality of wet slate, and bright kumquat rind.

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