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Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot Central Coast 2015

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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.

Member Reviews for Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot Central Coast

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Snooth User: whitneebee
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/14/2012


Snooth User: ambermgarner
1.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/10/2009

Don't hold it against this particular wine because this was my first time every trying merlot and found that I hated it.

Snooth User: jhughesark
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/02/2014

Three glasses

Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/18/2012

Cherries and a bit of oak on the nose. Medium grained tannins with candied cherry and spice on the finish.

Snooth User: Kat4wine
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/05/2013

Full body Merlot, smooth w/long finish. Love it!!!

Snooth User: naughtonkp
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/09/2011

Very nice blend. Nice finish with a bit of spice to add to the black fruit flavors.

Snooth User: steveca
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/28/2010

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.

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Vintage: 2012 11/12/2014

The Sterling Vintner's Collection 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.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Straightforward, with pleasant raspberry and green tea notes, it strikes a good balance between sweet fruit and juicy acidity.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

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.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

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.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

Plum, currant and chocolate flavors have good depth, with lingering herbal and toasty oak notes underscored by firm structure. Drink now through 2007.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

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.

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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2011

A dark, earthy wine that will suprise you. The rich, deep flavors of spiced plum, blackberry and mocha last through the lingering finish. Fully dry, it also has some sturdy tannins that will stand up well to roast meats.

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<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&rsquo;s Humidor observes &ldquo;aromas of raspberries and dark chocolate,&rdquo; as well as &ldquo;notes of vanilla, chocolate, blackberries and raspberries&rdquo; on the palate. &nbsp;</p>


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