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Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 2005
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
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.
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
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.
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.
Nose of plums and cherries, following to the palate with some toasty oak as well. For $10, great wine & QPR! Very Good - 86 points.
Brought to a tasting, and didn't get to taste this one...no rating.
The nose complex with strong berry and plum aromas. There's a slight hint of rose and oak.
A good and consistent wine you can enjoy any day of the week!
External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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