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Sterling Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike.

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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 Napa Valley Chardonnay

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,047
2.50 5
03/17/2014

Nice round Sterling chardonnay from Napa. A touch of oak and some butter, with medium- acidity. Ripe pear and some butterscotch fill in the corners of this somewhat round offering.


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
4.00 5
04/06/2013

2/14/2013 - JMCMCHI WROTE: 86 Points Pleasantly competent and refreshing, while more creamy than crisp. Nice floral notes (!), mid length, nice balance


Snooth User: DSIERRA1587
146879402
4.00 5
03/09/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sterling Napa Valley Chardonnay

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/29/2010

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.


External Review
03/14/2014

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike. - WineryVarietal Composition:98.2% Chardonnay0.5% Viognier0.4% Pinot Gris0.9% otherAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 5.9 g/LpH: 3.49 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
07/02/2013

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike. - WineryVarietal Composition:98.2% Chardonnay0.5% Viognier0.4% Pinot Gris0.9% otherAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 5.9 g/LpH: 3.49


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
08/30/2013

Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging. Up front, crisp Asian pear, pippin apple and tropical fruit guide the entry, balanced by notes of caramel, ginger and clove. Across the middle, the Carneros grapes show their face, lifting the silky fruit with a distinct lemon essence and sprightly minerality that carries through the finish. Well balanced, with layers of fruit and spice, this wine makes a versatile food companion.



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<p>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.</p>


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