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Sterling Vineyards Cabernet-Syrah Blend Napa Valley 2005

Member Review by aronowm2:

Past peak. DRINK NOW. Decent but not worth the price.

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Sterling Vineyards:
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.

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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Vintage: 2001 08/31/2008

Past peak. DRINK NOW. Decent but not worth the price.

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Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewBlack cherry flavors run through this blend with lovely clarity. Its 62 percent cabernet sauvignon and 24 percent merlot with small portions of petit verdot, malbec and franc, sourced mainly from Three Palms, Oak Knoll, Rutherford and Bear Flats. The The layers of tannin, built from fruit and oak, create a sleek balance of barrel smoke, earthiness and that pure cherry flavor. Decant a bottle for roast lamb.Wine Tasting NotesThe SVR was created from among the finest lots of Bordeaux varieties of this vintage, selected to display the highest intensity of flavor and varietal concentration. SVR has a decade-long (1993) history at Sterling as our premier blended Bordeaux-style wine. The wine is a deep ruby hue, with rich aromas of black licorice, black cherry, toasty oak, new leather and briar. On the palate, this soft, approachable wine shows ripe Bing cherry notes accented with hints of toasty oak and vanilla. Silky, supple tannins leave a lingering finish. In the tradition of fine Bordeaux blends, this is an approachable, food-friendly wine.

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