Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 2005

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The 2004 Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the intense character of Monterey fruit in a full...

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Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 Read more

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 fla... Read more

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. Read more

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User Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
04/12/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: joss
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1.00 5
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
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3.50 5
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
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0.00 5
04/11/2009

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


Snooth User: RPerro
163565440
3.50 5
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
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0.00 5
08/22/2011

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


Snooth User: bcucchi
12002118
4.00 5
08/13/2010

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


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External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain

External Review
01/16/2009

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

A dignified Cab with rich plum and black cherry fruit layered with toasty cocoa and anise notes. It has a finish of long, wispy tannins.


External Review
05/18/2011

Supple and harmonious, with smooth currant, ripe, spicy plum and blackberry flavors that are sustained on a long, complex finish, ending with fine-grained tannins. An exceptional value in Napa Valley Cabernet. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
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.


External Review
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.


External Review
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
05/18/2011

A deep purple, red ruby hue. The nose shows elegant black plum fruit with layers of rose petals, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and anise, along with hints of eucalyptus. On the palate, the wine is bright and well balanced with a rich mouthfeel. Flavors of ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry are followed by notes of nutmeg and cloves, and a long, dark finish with soft, chalky tannins.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 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. The texture is full, rich, and soft in the mouth, making it a great match with classic beef dishes, duck confit, assorted cheeses, and dark chocolate. Winery

The 2004 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. The texture is full, rich, and soft in the mouth, making it a great match with classic beef dishes, duck confit, assorted cheeses, and dark chocolate. Winery

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