Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 2009

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Slight bitterness at 1st, but smooths out with a slight berry blend of sweetness. Slightly overpriced at $30/bottle Read more

Needed decanting, but it was at a part with no decanting options. Stringent nose up front of an old vine zin. Nice cab character on the palate th... Read more

Enjoyed this one very much at Ruby Tuesday's with a slab of babybacks. Read more

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Snooth User: gwhmoney
77019378
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/11/2011

Slight bitterness at 1st, but smooths out with a slight berry blend of sweetness. Slightly overpriced at $30/bottle


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/20/2009

Needed decanting, but it was at a part with no decanting options. Stringent nose up front of an old vine zin. Nice cab character on the palate though.


Snooth User: escabar
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/26/2010

Enjoyed this one very much at Ruby Tuesday's with a slab of babybacks.


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 02/25/2009

Medium garnet color with no sign of age. The nose has a sweet red candy feel with some cassis and blackberry. The palate has good red fruits and structure. The acid level seems a bit high, and the tannins are somewhat irregular. There is some tar, cocao and leather. This is a nice but boring wine made in the 'Jordan' style: something for everyone. A bit boring and one dimensional. The finish shows some heat.Like my friend Ben says: A Steakhouse wine. I remember when these were much better, but I was much.....younger.


Snooth User: giantsspursas
3141664
5.00 5
Vintage: 1996 11/29/2009

Had bottles in the cellar for about 10 years finally opened on up at my wedding rehearsal dinner. BEAUTIFUL


Snooth User: fbk1
7464649
3.50 5
Vintage: 1978 12/20/2010

A bit over the hill, however still had very soft, elegant fruit and tannins.


External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2002 01/30/2009

This robust wine is dark ruby in color, with strong aromas of ripe black cherry, spicy toasty oak, plums, cinnamon and tobacco. The rich, silky palate reveals lush black currant and blackberry flavors, strong, supply tannins and a long, fruity


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/18/2011

Elegant and refined, with a smooth texture and supple, well-integrated tannins. An intense core of currant, blackberry and herb-vanilla scented oak adds a nice flavor and textural dimension. Flavors linger and gain complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 04/10/2014

Ripe black currant nose, quite delicate too, discreet oak. Smoky. Bug, rich coffee wine. Juicy, upfront, lack of acidity. Good length. 2–8 years.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 09/27/2011

Think of plums roasted in a turkey stuffing and you might imagine the meatiness of the wine's fruit. the black tannins take that fruit toward a blackberry character, gripping and somewhat cold in their youth. As ashen and stemmy as those tannins may be today, there's enough fruit to live beyond them. Check on this ten years from the vintage.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 04/10/2014

Medium ruby; attractive, spicy, complex, toasty, cherry fruit aroma with notes of cassis and green olive; medium-full to full body; rich, textured, cedary, ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors with good depth and concentration and a layer of creamy oak; well balanced and firmly structured; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows some elegance and appealing to taste now, though should continue to develop with several more years of bottle aging.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/18/2011

Another winner from the '97 vintage, this is firm and tight, concentrated and compact, with detailed currant, black cherry, plum and spicy, toasty oak. Holds its focus, and picks up a pretty mocha on the aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2001 01/30/2009

The wine is a nearly opaque inky ruby in color, with rich currant and briar fruit, pipe tobacco, cassis and allspice in the nose. The flavors are reminiscent of ripe berries, black cherry and dried fig, with notes of dusty cocoa, and a hint of anise.


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Ratings & Tags for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

305055 Snooth User: arnied
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2005 03/04/2013

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2005 03/21/2013

486915 Snooth User: Fatsy
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2003 05/26/2010

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2002 03/09/2009

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2001 03/09/2009

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2001 11/04/2009

122795 Snooth User: Mukuyu
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4.00 5
2001 09/02/2012

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