Deep ruby in color, the Starbeam offers notes of black cherry and blackberry. Toasted, nutty notes of oak, sweet vanilla, and earthy tones of dried herbs and forest floor fill the nose. These characteristics combine with black pepper and chocolate, anise. With a firm tannin structure, the Starbeam has a lingering finish, coating the mouth with flavor.
90 points from Wine Enthusiast
|Grape Variety:||85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot|
|Appellation:||Napa Valley AVA|
|Vineyard:||Konrad - Mt. Veeder, Stagecoach - Pritchard Hill, Tourmaline - Coombsville, Broken Rock - Soda Canyon|
|Age of Vines:||10-25 years|
|Elevation:||400 to 1200 feet|
|Cellaring:||18 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral|
|Bottling Date:||Aug, 2013|
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