Tag Archives: Merryvale

2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Big Winners

This morning I visited with Henry Tennenbaum of KRON-TV 4. During our segment we sprinted through a tasting of these four Judges’ Choice Winners. My notes are just a brief snapshot from memory so pick up a bottle of each … Continue reading

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Napa Valley Cabernet 2005

In this flight we are tasting wines from the 2005 vintage. Each is labeled Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley. Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 There’s a good bit of capsicum in the nose with a note … Continue reading

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Merryvale Profile 2006

Merryvale, Napa Valley, Profile 2006 The nose features sweet new oak, bay leaves, fresh cherries and cherry pie. In the mouth the wine is dense and tightly wound – just packed with flavor. There’s lots of cherry fruit accented by … Continue reading

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Merryvale Starmont Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Merryvale, Napa Valley, Starmont, Sauvignon Blanc 2008 There is a bright sense of satsuma and grapefruit through and through with a nice touch of capsicum. The wine is crisp, with a little petillance, very fresh and very long – nice. … Continue reading

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