Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011
Paid less than $20 for this and was blown away. Rich jammy nose and taste, some fennel on the nose. Great oak lends complexity. A solid CA cab. Even at 27 or so (average price i see here) its a fair wine.Add winemaker's notes
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.
Paid less than $20 for this and was blown away. Rich jammy nose and taste, some fennel on the nose. Great oak lends complexity. A solid CA cab. Even at 27 or so (average price i see here) its a fair wine.
beautiful light purple color. Got this as a gift. very well made. I don't know if it's worth the money, but it's just an excellent california cab.
Fruits and roots open on the nose, with black cherry, sassafras, licorice, vanilla and tobacco emerging in the first hour, along with a hint of dusty oak and rubber floor mat. The palate delivers classic cab flavors, including cherry, licorice, tobacco and mocha. The cherry pops are bright and savory, threaded through varied combinations of other tastes with some evolution over three hours. Tannins are soft and weak, and thus the fruit is not concentrated or sustained. Pleasant, easy drinking.
I loved it! For a Cab Sav, tannins are soft but still has the jammy lively taste. Had post Boston Marathon 2008!
Had plenty of berry aromas and taste. A rich color and mouth feel. Each sip went down smoothly with plenty of taste to compliment.
External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wine ReviewLots of sweet, blackcherry fruit is what drives this very rich and flavorful effort with nicely measured oak spice and a faint whiff of herbs lending a note of quiet complexity. There is more than enough fruit, in fact, to lift the wine past its somewhat abrasive young tannins, and lend real optimism that its best is yet to come. Set it aside for at least five years of age, and do not be surprised if it winds up improving for ten or more.Wine Tasting NotesThis 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 finish.
Starts off soft, oaky and sweet in fruit, with cherry-berry flavors that are easy on the palate. Could use more complexity and concentration in the middle... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
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... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
Deftly balanced, rich and creamy, with well-defined black cherry, currant, plum and vanilla flavors that are focused and complex, gaining nuance and depth. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 7,400 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
Very Bordeaux-like structure and tannic makeup, with a firm, minerally edge. The core currant and plum flavors are maturing, picking up a dried black cherry and tobacco edge... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1990 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml