Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

14 Aug

Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cooking a roast for the family on vacation, I found this in a grocery store and thought I’d give it a try. In the past I have enjoyed SterlingCabernet by the glass at restaurants where it’s a common find at a reasonable price for a Napa cab.

The ‘09 was on par with my former experiences: a light purple color with ruby edging, nose of red plum, blackberry and cassis with toasted oak. On the palate very dark berry-forward lots of black cherry and ripe plum with the back palate experiencing black cassis, some earth and tar and much more American oak on the lengthy finish. Powerful acid and chewy tannins put this in the big & bold category. Not bad in the $20/bottle category, lists at $25/bottle on their website and seen online from $16-22.

Link to the Sterling website is here.

à votre santé!

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