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This story originally appeared in the Napa Valley Register. “When I want to fill my soul, I drink Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine with both spirit and soul. It talks about where it comes from. As I put my nose in the glass, the aromas unfold. The palate entices as it unfolds. Fruit flavors, herbs, earth, tannin and acid, Cabernet Sauvignon gives a full-bodied soul bursting presentation.”
This is how winemaker Pam Starr described her beloved Cabernet Sauvignon as we were enjoying glasses of wine over dinner.
As much as she loves Cabernet, even more important to her is terroir.
Starr was raised in Palos Verdes in Southern California. Her father, a surgeon, and mother, a nurse, are originally from mid-west Canada and were not wine drinkers. But her upbringing is what led her to wine.