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Tasting Notes: The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon nails it, admits winemaker Joe Kidd. It embodies everything that we're st...Read more...
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Nose opens with a cola nose, followed by wafts of green tea and hints of vegetable, including sliced radish. Palate also begins with decarbonated ... Read more
A very nice smooth California Merlot that stands up to spicy food and also to the fruit and chocolate after wards. Read more
Stronger, more sophisticated cab. Dark cherry and slightly savory note right up front, relatively strong tannins to finish off. Liked it! Read more
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Nose opens with a cola nose, followed by wafts of green tea and hints of vegetable, including sliced radish. Palate also begins with decarbonated soda flavors and green tea. During the first hour, a pleasant acidity adds zing to the finish, boosting the flavors of mild fruits and tea. Not much left three hours after uncorking. A simple, juice-flavored cab.
A very nice smooth California Merlot that stands up to spicy food and also to the fruit and chocolate after wards.
Stronger, more sophisticated cab. Dark cherry and slightly savory note right up front, relatively strong tannins to finish off. Liked it!
smooth and velvet, well-oaked, deep red flavour and colour, good price for a great cab. Paired well with our spicy burgers with smoked cheese and shrimp cocktail. We got this on sale for 19.99 at publix this week - even better :)
Dark fruit begining with a strong ending. Full, just enough bitterness. Great with our steak.
This is what a true cabernet is all about. This winery has showed considerable improvement in recent years. It's acidic, full-bodied. Dry. It delivers every time. I recommend the 2007 if you can find it over this one. If not, this one will do. It will impress almost anyone you drink it with.
Nice smooth tasting cabernet. Bottle had lots of sediment and improved after breathing a couple hours.
External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast Vintner's Collection
Soft and a bit one-dimensional, but pretty tasty, with well-ripened blackberry and mocha flavors that finish with a hint of anise. Feels polished and supple, but not for the cellar. Drink now.
Gentle and rich, this Cab shows smooth, sweet tannins and a nice touch of oak. the underlying fruit flavors are of blackberries and cassis, with a touch of cinnamon-dusted mocha coffee.
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.
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.
The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses real texture and a mid-palate, something that past Sterling offerings have lacked. This effort displays an attractive dark ruby color, and a moderately intense nose of red and black currants intermixed with earth and spicy oak. With medium body, light to moderate tannin, adequate acidity, and fine cleanliness this stylish, elegantly sculptured Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk now as well as over the next 7-8 years.
Well oaked with firm dry tannins that don't overpower the cherry and currant fruit that emerge. Finishes cleanly.
Tasting Notes: The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon nails it, admits winemaker Joe Kidd. It embodies everything that we're striving for with the Sterling Vintner's Collection. Not only does it show great varietal expression with a depth of rich cherry, dark fruit and vanilla toast, but it is full, fleshy and fun to drink - a classic Cabernet to be enjoyed with all occasions. Pair with rich foods such as roast lamb, steak au poivre, or potatoes au gratin. Vineyard Notes: The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three main growing regions: Monterrey, Paso Robles and San Benito. The majority of grapes from Monterrey come from the Paris Valley Ranch Vineyard, where poor, gravelly soils and moderate climate foster small, concentrated grapes with good depth and tight tannin structure. In Paso Robles, the Red Hill Vineyard sits on a hilly, eastern slope that draws in the cool air in the evenings, producing wines with a distinct cherry note. San Benito is responsible for "big, monster cabs" as Kidd refers to them with lots of tannin and flavor, contributing to the backbone of the final wine. Production Notes: California Winemaker Notes: Patience was a winning virtue in 2006. Overall the growing season was cooler than normal. Low spring temperatures delayed bud-break by approximately three weeks but by June, fruit set and flowering was well developed. A short heat wave in July gave the vines a needed boost to catch up to a typical growing season. Cool, even weather persevered throughout the fall, enabling the grapes to develop good intensity and concentration of fruit. Ideal conditions remained through harvest and daily diligence was greatly rewarded with vibrant fruit flavors and good acid levels.
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