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Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley
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The Wine Spectator just announced that 2008 is a "Great Vintage" for Cabernet! Here's the 2008 vintage of Sterling's very special blend, their SVR Reserve. it's a lush Bordeaux blend sourced from their best vineyards. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. The grapes are sourced from Sterling's best vineyards in Napa Valley including their Diamond Mountain Ranch. The grapes are very carefully selected and undergo a double triage at the winery; once before destemming and once after. A portion of the wine is barrel fermented and hand tured. This let's oak flavors and tannins integrate smoothly and creates a more complex profile and a richer mouthfeel. Oak aging is done in 49% new barrels, primarily French but about one quarter American. Always a wine with style and panache, this 2008 is an ultra-ripe, big-boned blockbuster. Don't miss it while it's On Sale!!

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Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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      4.0

      Top Quality Sterling Juice!

      By MT3

      from Wine Express

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

      The SVR Blend has really become a standout wine for Sterling. It shows a lot of the same lush and ripe black fruits as their Reserve Cab, but at half the price. The addition of Merlot and Petit Verdot bring softness and some aromatics to the wine making it easy to drink now, but certainly could age for a few years as well. Solid juice all around.

       
      5.0

      Great for the price!

      By bugsmite

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

            I really like this wine and have taken it to friends houses for dinner parties.

             
            4.0

            Fantastic!

            By Stallion

            from NJ

            About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Balanced
            • Clean
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Dinner
              • Entertaining
              • Gifts
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

              Had my eye on this wine for a year or two. It's not easy to find. But well worth the effort. Sterling consistently makes great wines of substance and depth. This is one of their best. Just a fantastic blend that opens so well and gets better and better. Soft and balanced with hints of vanilla that are just so well integrated with the tannins. Great mid palate and a nice smooth finish that really pairs well with just about anything......Especially beef or poultry. Grab as much of this as you can. Sterling is renaming the wine "Platinum" for the 2009 release. Enjoy! Cheers!

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              • Beef, Poultry, Seafood
               
              4.0

              A repeat purchase

              By Betsy

              from Louisiana

              About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balanced
              • Clean

              Cons

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                • Everyday
                • Gifts
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

                One of my favorites. Maybe a little expensive for daily enjoyment but it's so good, you should enjoy it as often as possible.

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Game, Spicy Food
                 
                4.0

                Excellant Cab - all expected and more..

                By JR

                from Port Huron, MI

                About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Dinner
                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

                  Great tasting Cab - all we expected and more...

                   
                  4.0

                  My Favorite Cabernet

                  By Piano Man

                  from Uncasville, CT

                  About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Big

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                      Comments about Sterling 2008 SVR, Reserve Red, Napa Valley:

                      Perfect with a T-Bone.

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                      • Beef

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