2006 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $65.00 (winery)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

I just read a blistering Parker review of the 2006 Sterling Diamond Ranch Cab, which he damningly calls barely "pleasant and correct," and with a limited lifetime of 10 years or less. But I have to say I loved the 2006 Cabernet Reserve, which was utterly fresh and potent at age 9 and many, many years from being over the hill. Classic, ripe Napa Cabernet fruit - cassis, ripe blackberries, violets, smokey oak. Mouth-filling without being heavy. Not especially complex at this stage, but on the other hand it is still in its youth. It's a big, satisfying mouthful of California Cab. - HK 2015-06-04


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