Sterling Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.81003 ratings
8.846 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
Conrad Green

A bit tired. Soured red fruit and a bit disjointed.

A bit tired. Soured red fruit and a bit disjointed.

Dec 10th, 2018
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
"Odedi"

It's Friday and I'm ready for my x. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep Ruby in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.


Fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, strawberry pie, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, licorice, light vegetables, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, black currants, sweet raspberries, plums, wood, licorice, mint, leather, earth, tobacco, light vanilla, spices, peppercorn, vegetables and alcohol.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Showing nice complexity with a smooth mouthfeel, but not fully balanced.

Big and spicy and I really enjoyed the nose. Drinking very nicely now and I don't see it maturing any longer.

Good right out of the bottle, although a little bitter, but that dissipates within 20 minutes.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch, and will pair well with BBQ Meats as well.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

It's Friday and I'm ready for my x. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep Ruby in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.


Fruity nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, strawberry pie, cedar, vanilla, earth, leather, licorice, light vegetables, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, black currants, sweet raspberries, plums, wood, licorice, mint, leather, earth, tobacco, light vanilla, spices, peppercorn, vegetables and alcohol.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Showing nice complexity with a smooth mouthfeel, but not fully balanced.

Big and spicy and I really enjoyed the nose. Drinking very nicely now and I don't see it maturing any longer.

Good right out of the bottle, although a little bitter, but that dissipates within 20 minutes.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch, and will pair well with BBQ Meats as well.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

Aug 31st, 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