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Sterling Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10

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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 Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10

Snooth User: joss
1.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/04/2008

tried it at a tasting after it had been open an hour or so, so it wasn't a fair assessment. but it wasn't something i enjoyed. it had good base flavor, but had an acrid aftertaste and unpleasant finish. i'd have to reserve any true judgment 'til i've had it again fresh and at the right temp.

Snooth User: abeth
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/09/2008

It took me a few sips to get used to this wine, but after I did, I liked it. It had a very smoky taste.

Snooth User: RPerro
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/11/2009

Nose of plums and cherries, following to the palate with some toasty oak as well. For $10, great wine & QPR! Very Good - 86 points.

Snooth User: RPerro
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/11/2009

Brought to a tasting, and didn't get to taste this one...no rating.

Snooth User: jamespalmer
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/22/2011

The nose complex with strong berry and plum aromas. There's a slight hint of rose and oak.

Snooth User: bcucchi
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/13/2010

A good and consistent wine you can enjoy any day of the week!

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External Reviews for Sterling Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2005 01/15/2009

The Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the intense character of Monterey fruit in a full and balanced wine. Distinctive aromas of ripe blackberry, pepper, toast and hints of smoked meats are followed by subtle notes of light chocolate mint and vanilla. The palate offers concentrated black fruits, toffee and dark chocolate powder.

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Vintage: 2005 01/15/2009

Dark ruby in color, the Cabernet Sauvignon opens to spicy notes of raspberry and black cherry with hints of cedar and toasty oak rounding out the nose. Flavors of briar, blackberries, raspberries, hints of roasted coffee and an earthy, savory spiciness coat the palate, and lead to a long, elegant finish. These wonderful flavors and the wine's smooth, mouth-filling tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to barbecued steaks and lamb chops, as well as richer pasta dishes and ripe cheeses.

External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/05/2009

A well-oaked, deeply hued red wine with structure and complexity that belie the Sterling's reasonable price tag. Fresh mixed berry flavors mingle with an earthy, woodsy character; drink this Cabernet Sauvignon with rich roasts or your favorite soft cheeses.

External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Combines ripe, rich, complex fruit with a sense of elegance and grace. The core flavors of currant, black cherry, plum and spice are sharply focused, with supple, well-integrated tannins. Buy a case at this price. Drink now through 2009.

External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

There's lots of charm in this classic Napa Cab. It opens with aromas of black currants, espresso and tobacco, and has a nice edge of toasty oak. Dry and smooth, with attractive berry flavors and soft tannins.

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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Tight if a touch austere, with a trim band of cedary currant, anise and spice. Turns elegant and even delicate on the finish, where the tannins are dry and firm. Best from 2002 through 2009.

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Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

Juicy berry flavors run smoothly through this wine, which is all about luscious quality. It's good juice, clean, soft and plump, easy to drink on its own or with anything meaty.

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