Appellation | Napa Valley
Varietal | 89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc
Production | 446 cases
The 2010 Somerston Stornoway is our second release, showing the potential of our remarkable estate. This right bank inspired wine jumps out of the glass with expressive aromatics of blueberry, espresso, and oak spice. The wine is rich and concentrated, yet balanced and elegant. The palate of this wine is focused on dark red fruits, spice, and blueberry, while the balanced acid profile builds up to a lingering and persistent finish. This wine will age and develop for the next 20 years.
"Violets, black cherries, mint and graphite burst onto the palate in the 2010 Red Blend Stornoway. A powerful, vibrant wine, the 2010 stands out for its considerable structure and energy. This is a typical 2010 built on freshness, energy and length. I suspect the wine will be even better with another few years of bottle age." - 93 pts, Antonio Galloni, Vinous | December 2012