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"A full-figured display of peachy vanilla, this wine is spry and straightforward, mixing weight with freshness. A bite of fig weaves into tart citrus and pineapple notes, with a touch of oak showing up on the finish."
" The 2014 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc displays fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, guava and lime leaf. This bright entry leads to a balanced mid-palate, crips acidity showcasing flavors of citrus and stone fruit with subtle hints of citrus blossom. " ~ Winery notes
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Sitting at the crossroads of Carneros and Napa Valley, Starmont occupies a portion of the historic Stanly Ranch. Established as a wine growing region over 150 years ago, Carneros is world renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions for these varietals, Starmont wines are expressive, food-friendly and distinctly Carneros.
The Starmont story began over 25 years ago, starting as an integral part of the Merryvale brand. Led by the Starmont Chardonnay and delivering high quality Carneros and Napa Valley wines at approachable prices, Starmont complemented the more mature Merryvale portfolio. For a decade and a half, these two brands shared space at our venerable St. Helena facility. It was a perfect partnership, but as Starmont grew from a single wine into a full-fledged brand, it became time to move out.
Opportunity to find a new home was realized in 2005. Starmont acquired 50 acres of the prime Carneros vineyard and a portion of the Stanly Ranch Estate first planted in 1872, while simultaneously breaking ground on the new winery the same year. Honoring the heritage of the vineyard, Starmont has constructed a state-of-the-art "green" winery. Among other steps taken towards sustainability, the Starmont Winery recycles 100% of winery process water, diverts over 98% of waste away from ending up in a landfill and generates enough electricity each day to power over 250 homes. In creating a certified Napa Green Winery, Starmont ensures that the surrounding area will remain pristine for future generations to enjoy.