Sterling Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90pts

Sterling Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) California - USA

Availability: QFC. BCLDB stores and private wine shops
Cost: $25-45
Alcohol: 14.2%
Date Tasted: June 18th, 2011

Tasting Notes: The Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Savignon takes a more subdued approach to the blockbuster 2007 vintage with this regional blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Gros Verdot and 1% Petit Verdot. The nose is more subtle than other its peers with medium intense aromas of cassis, blackberry, plum and licorice supported by a steady foundation of French and American oak.

The palate lacks the concentration of a typical Napa Cab, yet works, delivering its dark chocolate, licorice, cassis and oak flavours in a more masculine, cool and straightforward way. The watery texture finishes long with a touch of lingering bitterness. All-in-all a very good wine, but not one for those looking for a massive, powerhouse of a Cab and certainly not for one paying import prices in Canada. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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