Sterling Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81021 ratings
8.849 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of fresh dark red fruits and spicy oak notes. The palate shows raspberry, plums and blackberries and with herb spice, cedar and notes of cacao. Mefium+ length, tannins a bit firm, good balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Good value.

Deep Ruby with aromas of fresh dark red fruits and spicy oak notes. The palate shows raspberry, plums and blackberries and with herb spice, cedar and notes of cacao. Mefium+ length, tannins a bit firm, good balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Good value.

Feb 20th, 2020
Conrad Green

Very dark. Brooding dark fruit with mint, menthol, plums, damson, a Chocolatey note. Very dark and vibrant still. Lean, with iron and excellent balance. For a 45 year old wine this is great.

Very dark. Brooding dark fruit with mint, menthol, plums, damson, a Chocolatey note. Very dark and vibrant still. Lean, with iron and excellent balance. For a 45 year old wine this is great.

Oct 21st, 2018
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Black currant black cherry and a fair amount of jalapeño on nose with secondary notes coming through. Still well structured with acidity. Showing well.

Black currant black cherry and a fair amount of jalapeño on nose with secondary notes coming through. Still well structured with acidity. Showing well.

Oct 29th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Deep brick red. Lots of aged characteristics on the nose with soft dark fruits. Strong acidity and medium tannins (5/10). Medium bodied with dark red berries and balanced. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Deep brick red. Lots of aged characteristics on the nose with soft dark fruits. Strong acidity and medium tannins (5/10). Medium bodied with dark red berries and balanced. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Sep 1st, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Lovely

Lovely

Aug 24th, 2017
Tripp Owings

Great red. Needed to sit out for awhile and then it really opened up.

Great red. Needed to sit out for awhile and then it really opened up.

3 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Kristin Tomasik

Smokey and delicious

Smokey and delicious

3 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Brent William Castillo

Really wanted to like this one. A napa valley cab on sale at cvs for 10 bucks. What could go wrong, right? Everything. This wine sucked. It's so over powered with toasted oak flavors and stenches it's nearly sickening. Total stinker. Sad. Also I bought it without out trying it first based on what I assumed was a tremendous deal. I bought 4 bottles. Now I have to choke 'em all down my gullet. Which I will because even if the wine is bad I enjoy the warming sensation and over inflated sense of self esteem being drunk brings me.

Really wanted to like this one. A napa valley cab on sale at cvs for 10 bucks. What could go wrong, right? Everything. This wine sucked. It's so over powered with toasted oak flavors and stenches it's nearly sickening. Total stinker. Sad. Also I bought it without out trying it first based on what I assumed was a tremendous deal. I bought 4 bottles. Now I have to choke 'em all down my gullet. Which I will because even if the wine is bad I enjoy the warming sensation and over inflated sense of self esteem being drunk brings me.

2 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2017
Lyn Sittig

Definitely let this one breathe first. Overall good wine for typical dinner.

Definitely let this one breathe first. Overall good wine for typical dinner.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2017
John Peppard

A go to wine for me. Always consistent with a very nice body and mouth feel with a nice balance from the oak. My reliable standby when I want to enjoy a nice bottle without breaking the bank. A nice cast iron bone in rib eye and a glass of this and I have the perfect evening.

A go to wine for me. Always consistent with a very nice body and mouth feel with a nice balance from the oak. My reliable standby when I want to enjoy a nice bottle without breaking the bank. A nice cast iron bone in rib eye and a glass of this and I have the perfect evening.

2 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2014