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Our 2008 Merlot combines the classic offerings of this varietal in a smooth, complex, fruit-intensive style. Bright a...Read more...
Very nice blend. Nice finish with a bit of spice to add to the black fruit flavors. Read more
A pleasant wine that offers some structure from the blend and overtones of black raspberry and currants. Very smooth with some tannic grip on the ... Read more
nothing great here, but nothing that bad - nice flavors of cherry, chocolate - some cedar - kinda thin Read more
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Very nice blend. Nice finish with a bit of spice to add to the black fruit flavors.
A pleasant wine that offers some structure from the blend and overtones of black raspberry and currants. Very smooth with some tannic grip on the medium length finish. A nice wine for the sub $10 price, but I can't believe the 98 point rating advertised at Cost + stores. A 90 point effort at best - just not remarkable enough to score higher.
nothing great here, but nothing that bad - nice flavors of cherry, chocolate - some cedar - kinda thin
This has to be one of the best for this price point. The berry nose turns into a blackberry extravaganza, which finishes off quite smooth. This goes well with lighter dishes, particularly in the winter, but also makes nice sipping wine.
An excellent value with black raspberry an current overtones. A smooth finish with a bit of apricot at the end. A very drinkable wine with dinner or with a group of good friends.
Full bodied good finish
External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Merlot Central Coast Vintner's Collection
Straightforward, with pleasant raspberry and green tea notes, it strikes a good balance between sweet fruit and juicy acidity.
Shows concentrated aromas of black cherry, ripe juicy plums, dark chocolate, vanilla and lightly toasted oak. Equally focused flavors of jammy red fruit and ripe cherries and root beer, with a lingering finish of chocoalte-dipped cherries and sweet oak.
Zesty but lean in style, with dried cherry and roasted sage aromas that lead to modest red currant and spicy herb flavors. Drink now through 2013.
Drinks a bit heavy and thick, but there's no denying the juicy flavors. Plums, sweet blackberries, cherries and herbs flood the mouth, leading to some astringency from tannins.
Plum, currant and chocolate flavors have good depth, with lingering herbal and toasty oak notes underscored by firm structure. Drink now through 2007.
Our 2008 Merlot combines the classic offerings of this varietal in a smooth, complex, fruit-intensive style. Bright aromas of black cherry and plum hold through the senses as they join ripe, chewy tannins on the palate. The fruit is complemented by ample caramel, mocha and toasty oak from extensive aging in new American oak barrels. With layered depths and silky body, this versatile wine is appropriate for many occasions, as a stand-alone sipper or paired with a variety of dishes, including roasted chicken, pasta or pork.
<p>This medium-bodied wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Petit Verdot (2%), and Malbec (1%). Seth of Seth’s Humidor observes “aromas of raspberries and dark chocolate,” as well as “notes of vanilla, chocolate, blackberries and raspberries” on the palate. </p>
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