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Sterling Chardonnay Vc 2008

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Our Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the southern half of Napa Valley, including vineyards in the cool Carneros region as well as the warmer Rutherford region. Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging.

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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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10/13/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sterling Chardonnay Vc

07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Clean


11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Clean, slightly candied and hinting loosely at apples and pears, this uncomplicated wine runs to juicy simplicity, but it is nicely balanced and squeaky clean all the way through. Those traits alone place it near the head of ten-dollar-and-under pack, but the fact that this reasonably tasty Chardonnay invites a second glance earns its kudos for plentiful value at the price.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Roasted pecans, vanilla and cornmeal flavors offer some depth to the modest pear and apple notes, finishing with a pasty note. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Here's a proper wine that delivers plenty of varietal character. It has flavors of white peaches veering into tropical fruits, and is framed in plenty of toasty oak. The finish, with so much ripe fruit and caramel, is a little sweet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A nice, round Chardonnay with loads of ripe, fruity flavors. White peach, pineapple, buttered toast and vanilla are just a few of the tastes that make this fun to drink. Has a good overlay of oak and a creamy, spicy texture that finishes sweet.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Forward in fruit and a little on the sweet side, this Chardonnay is simple and likeable for its wealth of peach and pineapple flavors. It has a creamy texture and enough acidity to balance.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This consistent under-performer makes noises every year about racheting up the quality level, but I have yet to see anything from their top of the line wines that merits the interest of serious connoisseurs. They simply do not deliver the aromas, flavors, or textures one would expect from a winery with nearly unlimited resources as well as some of Napa's finest vineyards. With this is mind, it was a surprise to find one of their lower level wines, the 1999 Chardionnay North Coast, to be an attractive, tasty effort. It possesses lively tropical fruit, fine underlying acidity, medium body, and a clean finish.


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Our Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the southern half of Napa Valley, including vineyards in the cool Carneros region as well as the warmer Rutherford region. Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging.

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