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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
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 04/11/2009

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

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: 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 05/18/2011

Deep ruby in color with concentrated aromas of blackberries, plums, rose petals with hints of spicy oak, cinnamon oil and juniper. Bright, rich and juicy in the mouth with an alluring caramel and semi-sweet chocolate finish.

External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

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.

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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Chunky at this stage, showing currant, dried berry, toasted oak and herb flavors and finishing with mild tannins. Best from 2000 through 2005.

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Vintage: 2005 10/06/2009

Flavors of briar blackberries raspberries hints of roasted coffee and an earthy savory spiciness coat the palate and lead to a long elegant finish.

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Vintage: 2005 10/06/2009

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External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Well oaked with firm dry tannins that don't overpower the cherry and currant fruit that emerge. Finishes cleanly.

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