Sterling Cabernet Reserve 2004

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Berry-like fruit aromas with cedar overtones highlight the dense, ripe fruit flavors and elegant finish of this wine. Aged in small oak barrels, this Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of Bordeaux-style varietals that help to accentuate its complexity. This wine compliments most cheeses and strongly flavored foods such as roast lamb and chicken.

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Sterling Vineyards:
Our iconic winery is perched high above the town of Calistoga on a mid-valley hill. Its stark architectural beauty, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and panoramic views of Napa Valley from the rooftop deck have attracted visitors from all 50 states for over 30 years.
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Sterling Cabernet Reserve

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
02/14/2008

Paid less than $20 for this and was blown away. Rich jammy nose and taste, some fennel on the nose. Great oak lends complexity. A solid CA cab. Even at 27 or so (average price i see here) its a fair wine.


Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
01/31/2009

beautiful light purple color. Got this as a gift. very well made. I don't know if it's worth the money, but it's just an excellent california cab.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.00 5
11/07/2010

Fruits and roots open on the nose, with black cherry, sassafras, licorice, vanilla and tobacco emerging in the first hour, along with a hint of dusty oak and rubber floor mat. The palate delivers classic cab flavors, including cherry, licorice, tobacco and mocha. The cherry pops are bright and savory, threaded through varied combinations of other tastes with some evolution over three hours. Tannins are soft and weak, and thus the fruit is not concentrated or sustained. Pleasant, easy drinking.


Snooth User: Bryteblu
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0.00 5
04/22/2008

I loved it! For a Cab Sav, tannins are soft but still has the jammy lively taste. Had post Boston Marathon 2008!


Snooth User: Kemmerlin
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4.50 5
12/26/2007

Had plenty of berry aromas and taste. A rich color and mouth feel. Each sip went down smoothly with plenty of taste to compliment.


Snooth User: Samgop07030
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4.00 5
12/16/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sterling Cabernet Reserve

External Review
01/17/2009

Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wine ReviewLots of sweet, blackcherry fruit is what drives this very rich and flavorful effort with nicely measured oak spice and a faint whiff of herbs lending a note of quiet complexity. There is more than enough fruit, in fact, to lift the wine past its somewhat abrasive young tannins, and lend real optimism that its best is yet to come. Set it aside for at least five years of age, and do not be surprised if it winds up improving for ten or more.Wine Tasting NotesThis robust wine is dark ruby in color, with strong aromas of ripe black cherry, spicy toasty oak, plums, cinnamon and tobacco. The rich, silky palate reveals lush black currant and blackberry flavors, strong, supply tannins and a long, fruity finish.



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Berry-like fruit aromas with cedar overtones highlight the dense, ripe fruit flavors and elegant finish of this wine. Aged in small oak barrels, this Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of Bordeaux-style varietals that help to accentuate its complexity. This wine compliments most cheeses and strongly flavored foods such as roast lamb and chicken.

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