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Sterling Napa Valley Anniversary Blend 2011

External Review by The Wine Buyer:

Texturally inviting and an immensely flavorful, thewine combines raspberry jam, rhubarb cobbler and fresh black cherries with hints of licorice, cocoa powder and mocha. Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varietals.

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Region: USA » California » Napa County

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/04/2014

Texturally inviting and an immensely flavorful, thewine combines raspberry jam, rhubarb cobbler and fresh black cherries with hints of licorice, cocoa powder and mocha. Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varietals.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Sterling vineyards in Napa Valley has reached a milestone and in celebration they've created this delicious limited production red blend. I had the good fortune to sit down with Director of Winemaking Harry Hanson last week who explained that in spite of the challenges offered by the 2011 vintage, because of Sterling's extensive vineyard holdings and many long term grower relationships that they were able to source some outstanding fruit for this special wine from throughout Napa Valley. They decided to base it on Merlot because of Sterling's early history, when original winemaker Ric Forman produced outstanding Merlots, in fact he made the first vintage dated Merlot in California. 57% Merlot, 15% Petit Sirah, 13% Zinfandel and then small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tempranillo and Touriga, all vinified separately and aged 18 months in a combination of French, American and Eastern European oak barrels. The wine is supple and velvety with layers of vibrant flavor. Cherry, rhubarb, raspberry, cocoa powder, mocha and licorice flavors are delivered in a fruit forward style. Drinking beautifully now it will continue the evolve over the next 2-3 years. In case you missed the part where we mentioned it's a limited release, here's a reminder to grab it now while it's On Sale!



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