Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay 2012

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"Our Napa Valley Chardonnay shows graceful, elegant fruit and fragrant, sweet oak spices. The gentle nature of the fr...

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Nice round Sterling chardonnay from Napa. A touch of oak and some butter, with medium- acidity. Ripe pear and some butterscotch fill in the corner... Read more

2/14/2013 - JMCMCHI WROTE: 86 Points Pleasantly competent and refreshing, while more creamy than crisp. Nice floral notes (!), mid length, nice bal... Read more

My Rating 89: Very well balanced with fruity fullbodied mouthfeel. Plenty of Glycerin! Nose is apply with bright fruity tones. Read more

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,370
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/17/2014

Nice round Sterling chardonnay from Napa. A touch of oak and some butter, with medium- acidity. Ripe pear and some butterscotch fill in the corners of this somewhat round offering.


Snooth User: kevsipe
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/06/2013

2/14/2013 - JMCMCHI WROTE: 86 Points Pleasantly competent and refreshing, while more creamy than crisp. Nice floral notes (!), mid length, nice balance


Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/24/2013

My Rating 89: Very well balanced with fruity fullbodied mouthfeel. Plenty of Glycerin! Nose is apply with bright fruity tones.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,370
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/02/2012

Nice Napa chardonnay. Nothing special but good balance, decent fruit, crisp, clean, not overly oaky or too buttery. A little bit of a metallic after taste on the mid palate.


Snooth User: makingmatches
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

Very delicious. Tasted the vanilla finish! Went well with white meat.


Snooth User: Ravin
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/01/2010

Drinkable, but nothing outstanding.


Snooth User: brev00
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/17/2010

The best organic wine I have enjoyed. Balanced, clean, with a mild oak influence. It has become an everyday white.


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External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2014

Balanced and complex, our 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay layers fruit from several vineyards in the AVA, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Bright, golden fruit opens the nose, rounded with notes of honey, caramel, baking spice and toast. A bold entry of lemons and ripe apple develops weight and viscosity as it evolves through the mouth. The barrel contribution leaves an almost-sweet almond impression across the finish. Displaying true Napa style, this well-poised wine is perfect for all occasions and will pair with a variety of foods. - WineryBarrel Aging: 12 to 14 monthsAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 5.4 g/LpH: 3.61


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 03/14/2014

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike. - WineryVarietal Composition:98.2% Chardonnay0.5% Viognier0.4% Pinot Gris0.9% otherAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 5.9 g/LpH: 3.49 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2011 01/29/2010

Our Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the southern half of Napa Valley, including vineyards in the cool Carneros region as well as the warmer Rutherford region. Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 08/30/2013

Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging. Up front, crisp Asian pear, pippin apple and tropical fruit guide the entry, balanced by notes of caramel, ginger and clove. Across the middle, the Carneros grapes show their face, lifting the silky fruit with a distinct lemon essence and sprightly minerality that carries through the finish. Well balanced, with layers of fruit and spice, this wine makes a versatile food companion.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/02/2013

This Chardonnay shows the beauty and complexity of the Napa Valley, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of the mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Fragrant oak spices, honey and tropical fruits open the nose. On the palate, layers of golden apples, peach, lemon curd and caramel are lifted by a bright citrus finish, flanked by toasty spices. The elegant, full-bodied style of this Chardonnay can stand up to fleshy seafood and grilled meats alike. - WineryVarietal Composition:98.2% Chardonnay0.5% Viognier0.4% Pinot Gris0.9% otherAlcohol: 14.5%Acidity: 5.9 g/LpH: 3.49


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 07/02/2013

Our Napa Valley Chardonnay shows graceful, elegant fruit and fragrant, sweet oak spices. The gentle nature of the fruit from this vintage allows the influence of the barrels to shine through, lending rich caramel and vanilla notes to ripe tropical fruit, citrus and floral aromas. The palate is layered with golden apples and peaches and pierced by a bright streak of citrus that carries into the long and crisp finish. Poached fish, grilled chicken or light spring-vegetable pasta would be a nice complement to this wine. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/05/2013

Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging. Up front, crisp Asian pear, pippin apple and tropical fruit guide the entry, balanced by notes of caramel, ginger and clove. Across the middle, the Carneros grapes show their face, lifting the silky fruit with a distinct lemon essence and sprightly minerality that carries through the finish. Well balanced, with layers of fruit and spice, this wine makes a versatile food companion.


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2011 03/09/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Our Napa Valley Chardonnay shows graceful, elegant fruit and fragrant, sweet oak spices. The gentle nature of the fruit from this vintage allows the influence of the barrels to shine through, lending rich caramel and vanilla notes to ripe tropical fruit, citrus and floral aromas. The palate is layered with golden apples and peaches and pierced by a bright streak of citrus that carries into the long and crisp finish. Poached fish, grilled chicken or light spring-vegetable pasta would be a nice complement to this wine." -Winery

<p>Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the southern half of Napa Valley, including vineyards in the cool Carneros region as well as the warmer Rutherford region. Aromas and flavors of fresh pear and ripe apple mingle with vanilla and oak spice from barrel fermentation and aging.</p>

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