Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve 2005

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Quarterly Review of Wine Review Is marked by toasty oak nuances supporting bright, ripe apple and pear-like fruit perceptions. All winemaking techniques have come together in a seamless whole with attractive aromatics and rich, creamy mouthfeel. Wine Tasting Notes The Sterling Reserve Chardonnay is a brilliant golden straw color. The wine opens with an inviting bouquet of ripe pear, apple pie, toasty/smoky oak and caramel with slight floral overtones. A soft, creamy entry is followed by flavors of caramel apple, ripe pear, honey and hazelnuts. This rich, complex wine is wonderful with baked salmon in dill cream sauce and with tarragon chicken.

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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: Frugal Wino
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5.00 5
03/12/2009

One of my favorite Chard's despite it's less than 90 rating by Connoisseurs' Guide, Feb 08 (they gave it an 85). Wine Spectator gave it a 90. I give it a two thumbs up! Bright inviting straw color. Pear and floral with a slight toasty oak overtone. Velvety medium body with a lingering finish of buttery vanilla that makes me think of buttered popcorn. I love it.


Snooth User: aboleyn
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2.00 5
01/05/2011

Two glasses


External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/05/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Quarterly Review of Wine ReviewIs marked by toasty oak nuances supporting bright, ripe apple and pear-like fruit perceptions. All winemaking techniques have come together in a seamless whole with attractive aromatics and rich, creamy mouthfeel.Wine Tasting NotesThe Sterling Reserve Chardonnay is a brilliant golden straw color. The wine opens with an inviting bouquet of ripe pear, apple pie, toasty/smoky oak and caramel with slight floral overtones. A soft, creamy entry is followed by flavors of caramel apple, ripe pear, honey and hazelnuts. This rich, complex wine is wonderful with baked salmon in dill cream sauce and with tarragon chicken.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2009

Tight and still a bit coarse in texture, showing a spicy, subtle citrus, green apple and pear focus, with hints of hazelnut on the finish. Gains complexity. This is worthy of short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2012. 1,500 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay 750ml


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Source: Salute! Wine Market
06/29/2009

Tight and still a bit coarse in texture, showing a spicy, subtle citrus, green apple and pear focus, with hints of hazelnut on the finish. Gains complexity. This is worthy of short-term cellaring.



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Quarterly Review of Wine Review Is marked by toasty oak nuances supporting bright, ripe apple and pear-like fruit perceptions. All winemaking techniques have come together in a seamless whole with attractive aromatics and rich, creamy mouthfeel. Wine Tasting Notes The Sterling Reserve Chardonnay is a brilliant golden straw color. The wine opens with an inviting bouquet of ripe pear, apple pie, toasty/smoky oak and caramel with slight floral overtones. A soft, creamy entry is followed by flavors of caramel apple, ripe pear, honey and hazelnuts. This rich, complex wine is wonderful with baked salmon in dill cream sauce and with tarragon chicken.

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