Sterling Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2011

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Inviting and immediately enjoyable this Merlot welcomes the nose with bright cherry blackberry and vanilla aromas cou...

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2008. Nice drinking NAPA merlot for the money. Medium bodied, light tannins, good with italian dishes. Read more

Flavors of red berries on the nose - nice and fruity. Sour cherry on the palate. Read more

Sterling Napa Merlot is one of the very best in the $22 price range. Love it! Drinks more like a well structured Cabernet! A great wine! Read more

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User Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578084,945
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/10/2012

2008. Nice drinking NAPA merlot for the money. Medium bodied, light tannins, good with italian dishes.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/02/2010

Flavors of red berries on the nose - nice and fruity. Sour cherry on the palate.


Snooth User: Stallion
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/23/2011

Sterling Napa Merlot is one of the very best in the $22 price range. Love it! Drinks more like a well structured Cabernet! A great wine!


Snooth User: lawdidoti
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/12/2009

Love it.


Snooth User: deadPixel
23287280
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/12/2009

Not as good as Sterling's Reserve Merlot but still an great wine.


Snooth User: Healy
31380231
2.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/18/2008

Not the greatest merlot, but does the job well. Some black fruit nose, maybe some tannins on the end, not much of a finish.


Snooth User: shana7373
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/12/2010

I consider myself some what of a wine snob... I love this wine. If anyone can find it please email me. Shannon1974sb@yahoo.com. Thanks


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External Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

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

With elegance and grace, our 2011 Napa Valley Merlot epitomizes the style and complexity of this renowned wine region. A harmonious blend of black cherry, berries, allspice and cola lead the nose. Smooth and luxurious, the palate continues with a balanced blend of red fruits and well-integrated oak notes, rounding out the flavors with decadent caramel and cocoa top notes. Satisfying and complete, this wine is perfect served on its own or with a variety of bold, flavorful dishes. - WineryVarietal Composition:76% Merlot11% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Syrah3% Malbec5% other varietals (incl. Cabernet Franc and Petit Sirah)Barrel Aging: 12 to 14 monthsAlcohol: 13.9%Acidity: 5.5 g/LpH: 3.70


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Our Sterling Vineyards Reserve Merlot exhibits intense black cherry, raspberry, clove, and toasty oak characters from our finest vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including Winery Lake Vineyard and Be


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/30/2010

Inviting and immediately enjoyable, this Merlot welcomes the nose with bright cherry, blackberry and vanilla aromas counterbalanced with subtle cherry-cola notes. On the palate, mouth filling cherry-berry tannins fold together with rich flavors of blackberry pie and juicy plum to offer a nice, rounded mouthfeel and a long finish. The generosity of this wine pairs well with a variety of dishes from slightly spicy Mexican food to good ol? home-cooked chicken pot pie.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Inviting and immediately enjoyable, this Merlot welcomes the nose with bright cherry, blackberry and vanilla aromas counterbalanced with subtle cherry-cola notes. On the palate, mouth filling cherry-b


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 03/14/2014

Dark raspberry-truffle aromas take the lead, followed by glints of hibiscus and clove. Velvety smooth, the palate has a juicy pomegranate-blueberry character wrapped in sweet oak and baking spices. The fruit flows through the lengthy finish, laden with brambly berries and accented by licorice root. Showcasing the season's long hangtimes, the wine has a robust texture and complex structure that make it a perfect match for roasted meats, fall risottos or hearty pastas. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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

Dark raspberry-truffle aromas take the lead, followed by glints of hibiscus and clove. Velvety smooth, the palate has a juicy pomegranate-blueberry character wrapped in sweet oak and baking spices. The fruit flows through the lengthy finish, laden with brambly berries and accented by licorice root. Showcasing the season's long hangtimes, the wine has a robust texture and complex structure that make it a perfect match for roasted meats, fall risottos or hearty pastas. - Winery


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

Each year, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon represents a snapshot of this world-renowned region and the vintage. In 2010, we captured that dark, spicy profile that is the hallmark of Napa while the cooler conditions of the season left an imprint of peppery spices, dusted cocoa and a bright finish. The palate shows concentration and weight, opening with rich, voluminous boysenberry fruits and baking spice. Chocolate tannins frame the red fruit finish, touched a hint of caramel toast. - WineryVarietal Composition:89% Cabernet Sauvignon4% Merlot2% Syrah2% Malbec2% other red varietalsBarrel Aging:16 months50% French oak36% American oak14% Hungarian30% new oakAlcohol: 14.6%Acidity: 6.0g/LpH: 3.80


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Ratings & Tags for Sterling Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

827499 Snooth User: etv7955
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3.00 5
2010 04/24/2011

rated this wine
1.00 5
2008 12/11/2010

243592 Snooth User: kmac2
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1.50 5
2008 02/12/2011

721895 Snooth User: Redman67
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3.00 5
2007 01/13/2011

388043 Snooth User: Cedawino
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2.50 5
2007 10/27/2011

839963 Snooth User: daodang
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2.50 5
2007 05/15/2011

767565 Snooth User: nyrsimon
rated this wine
3.50 5
2007 06/28/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

Inviting and immediately enjoyable this Merlot welcomes the nose with bright cherry blackberry and vanilla aromas counterbalanced with subtle cherry-cola notes. On the palate mouth filling cherry-b

Inviting and immediately enjoyable this Merlot welcomes the nose with bright cherry blackberry and vanilla aromas counterbalanced with subtle cherry-cola notes. On the palate mouth filling cherry-b

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