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Sterling Napa Valley Merlot 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

We sourced our Napa Valley Merlot from premium sites in the heart of Napa Valley—from Carneros to Calistoga. This wine has bright ruby color, aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and raspberry, and hints of toasty oak from barrel aging that all carry over the long, silky finish.

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.

External Reviews for Sterling Napa Valley Merlot

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

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 ** SOLD OUT **



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We sourced our Napa Valley Merlot from premium sites in the heart of Napa Valley—from Carneros to Calistoga. This wine has bright ruby color, aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and raspberry, and hints of toasty oak from barrel aging that all carry over the long, silky finish.

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