2006 Merryvale Starmont Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, Calif.
This full-bodied, dry white wine is a mouthful of flavor with distinctive character. This is not one of your bitingly grassy sauvignons. It's packed with rich, figgy fruit, with nuances of pear, herbs, white pepper and wood smoke. It has an appealing roundness and should remain fresh well into next year.