Somerston Stornoway | Napa Valley Estate Grown 2012 / 750 ml.

Item#: 81964

VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2014
The 2012 Red Blend Stornoway is a bit darker and richer than the estate’s Cabernet, but it doesn’t have that wine’s sheer immediacy and appeal. Hints of tobacco, smoke, cherry compote and licorice emerge over time, but the Stornoway remains compact and not fully expressive.
RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2014
The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Stornoway, which is a blend of primarily Merlot with a nice healthy dose of Cabernet Franc, shows notes of Asian plum sauce mixed with foresty notes, underbrush, red and black currants, mocha and chocolate. It’s a nice chunky, fleshy wine to drink over the next decade.

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot

United States | California | Napa Valley

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VN91 91 pts. / Vinous (Dec 2014)

The 2012 Red Blend Stornoway is a bit darker and richer than the estate’s Cabernet, but it doesn’t have that wine’s sheer immediacy and appeal. Hints of tobacco, smoke, cherry compote and licorice emerge over time, but the Stornoway remains compact and not fully expressive.

RP89 89 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (30th Oct 2014)

The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Stornoway, which is a blend of primarily Merlot with a nice healthy dose of Cabernet Franc, shows notes of Asian plum sauce mixed with foresty notes, underbrush, red and black currants, mocha and chocolate. It’s a nice chunky, fleshy wine to drink over the next decade.

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District / Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is California's -- and America's -- most famous and celebrated wine district. Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is most famous for its world-class Cabernets and Chardonnays. The region's acclaim officially took off following a 1976 tasting in Paris when renowned judges chose a Napa Chardonnay and Cabernet over top French wines made from the same grapes.

Most wineries in the region produce either a Chardonnay or a Cabernet, and usually it's both. Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel are also grown with success in Napa Valley. You'll likely recognize the names of some of the viticultural areas within Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Stag's Leap and Carneros.

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When it comes to US wine production, California is King. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the United States each year, and is home to the most celebrated vineyards and producers in the country. California is probably best known for its world-famous Cabernets and Chardonnays, many of which hail from its two most-acclaimed AVAs, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Other prominent grapes used in California wines include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel (which California made popular).

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The United States now ranks fourth in the world in wine production behind, France, Italy, and Spain. While about 90% of that wine is produced in California, other states like Oregon, New York, and Washington are establishing themselves as prime spots for wine production, as well. Just about any variety of wine can be found in production somewhere in the United States.

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SKU 81964
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Somerston Stornoway
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Somerston
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2012
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot
Primary Grape Merlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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