Sterling Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90pts
Availability: QFC. BCLDB stores and private wine shops
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 IconWines.ca