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Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Vintner's Collection 2007

Member Review by jamessulis:

This is an increbible purchase at around $12. Deep color a strong nose of dark fruit with tastes of blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, mint and a touch of berry flavored smoke. The acidity is bananced beautifully the Tartaric acid balance gives it a crisp taste which denotes graceful aging. The tannins are mellow but present. I've never given a wine a 5 rating only to leave some room for the epitomy of an aged world class Cabernet that I will hopefully review in the near future. but this one deserves a high rating from me. I have found a winner! God bless Sterling Vineyards and Sonoma California !!!

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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.

Member Reviews for Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Vintner's Collection

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Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,583
4.00 5
12/11/2010

This is an increbible purchase at around $12. Deep color a strong nose of dark fruit with tastes of blackberry, chocolate, vanilla, mint and a touch of berry flavored smoke. The acidity is bananced beautifully the Tartaric acid balance gives it a crisp taste which denotes graceful aging. The tannins are mellow but present. I've never given a wine a 5 rating only to leave some room for the epitomy of an aged world class Cabernet that I will hopefully review in the near future. but this one deserves a high rating from me. I have found a winner! God bless Sterling Vineyards and Sonoma California !!!


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,583
4.00 5
01/04/2011

Here's a deep red, almost black Cab, with strong aroma of spice, and blackberry. This is an Oakey Cab with intense fruit flavor and tannins that tickle your gums. It has hints of chocolate and coffee with a definite smokey taste when you draw in air after the swallow. It's finish is one of deep fruit on mid and back palate with a lasting smokieness. This is one of my favorite Christmas presents from a family friend.


Snooth User: rmcunningham
336868552
3.50 5
07/10/2010

Quite tasty in the $10 price range, bold flavors.


Snooth User: Mazzeo
891336366
4.00 5
10/09/2011

Tastes of blackberry, chocolate, and crisp taste. Very good


Snooth User: pfmackin
147441130
3.50 5
02/20/2011

After 30 minutes in the decanter, this wine delivers a nice balance of berry fruit with a nice hint of vanilla that lasts throughout. It does finish mellow after acidic beginnings. This is a great value for cabernet.


Snooth User: murrji
9559967
3.50 5
01/21/2010

intense, smokey but easily drinkable without food


Snooth User: joeski49
77559627
4.00 5
03/30/2011

what a nice wine for the price.. i have paid 5 times as much to enjoy wines like this. letting it breathe only adds to the greatness of this wine. yet another sipping wine added to my list


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External Reviews for Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Vintner's Collection

External Review
05/19/2011

Supple and harmonious, with smooth currant, ripe, spicy plum and blackberry flavors that are sustained on a long, complex finish, ending with fine-grained tannins. An exceptional value in Napa Valley Cabernet. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
09/27/2011

The saturated flavors make this '98 a solid and juicy Cabernet. Blueberry, sassafras and honey scents combine in a cool, clean style, rounded by the cocoa of oak. Ready to drink with a steak.


External Review
05/19/2011

Soft and a bit one-dimensional, but pretty tasty, with well-ripened blackberry and mocha flavors that finish with a hint of anise. Feels polished and supple, but not for the cellar. Drink now.


External Review
01/24/2012

Reminds me of a Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux with its trim mix of cedar, herb, dried currant and berry flavors, ending with firm tannins. Drink now. 74,970 cases made. -JL ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
05/19/2011

Situated prominently on a hill just south of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards overlooks a green carpet of vines covering the northern Napa Valley floor. Consistency has been the hallmark of this winery's tradition. Perhaps it is in keeping with the old London church bells that still chime every half hour in the facility's tower. Sterling has demonstrated this quality once again, even after having been dealt a challenging growing season by Mother Nature and El Niño. The yield from the '98 vintage was small; only the consummate winemaker was able to produce juice of this caliber. The wine is deep garnet in color, with alluring aromas of blackberry, plums, and cinnamon spice. It is polished, lush, and juicy with black cherry, cocoa, and mocha smoothness. Decadent and delicious, this truly is a wine for whom the hedonist's bell will toll.


External Review
10/24/2011

In our Cabernet Sauvignon you will find lush blackberry, cherry and black currant flavors wrapped with vanilla and spice from barrel aging. These characters come from Californias Central Coast, the most diverse appellation in the state. Here you will find both cool foggy nights and sunny warm days that lead to fresh, bright and fruit forward wines. Enjoy with boldly flavored foods, such as grilled steak, roasted lamb or pork, and mellow cheeses. - Winery


External Review
05/19/2011

A deep purple, red ruby hue. The nose shows elegant black plum fruit with layers of rose petals, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and anise, along with hints of eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine is bright and well balanced with a rich mouthfeel. Flavors of ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry are followed by notes of nutmeg and cloves, and a long, dark finish with soft, chalky tannins.


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