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Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley
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  Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley
Item Number:15 20 151 11
Regular Price:$34.95
Sale Price:$27.95 - 20% off!
Discounted Case Price:$299.40 - 11% off!
($24.95 per bottle)
Total Savings: 29%
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Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley
Sterling vineyards in Napa Valley has reached a milestone and in celebration they've created this delicious limited production red blend. I had the good fortune to sit down with Director of Winemaking Harry Hanson last week who explained that in spite of the challenges offered by the 2011 vintage, because of Sterling's extensive vineyard holdings and many long term grower relationships that they were able to source some outstanding fruit for this special wine from throughout Napa Valley. They decided to base it on Merlot because of Sterling's early history, when original winemaker Ric Forman produced outstanding Merlots, in fact he made the first vintage dated Merlot in California. 57% Merlot, 15% Petit Sirah, 13% Zinfandel and then small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tempranillo and Touriga, all vinified separately and aged 18 months in a combination of French, American and Eastern European oak barrels. The wine is supple and velvety with layers of vibrant flavor. Cherry, rhubarb, raspberry, cocoa powder, mocha and licorice flavors are delivered in a fruit forward style. Drinking beautifully now it will continue the evolve over the next 2-3 years. In case you missed the part where we mentioned it's a limited release, here's a reminder to grab it now while it's On Sale!

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Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley
 
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        4.0

        Killer Value Red Blend!

        By Westchester Wine Guy

        from Wine Express

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              Comments about Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley:

              This is just a pleasing, forward and lush red blend. The Merlot takes center stage, in a very impressive way, but all the varietals show their colors to some degree. The tannins are super smooth and this is drinking lovely as is. A well made and fun red blend all around.

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              4.0

              a great limited release wine

              By joe the wine drinker

              from new Mexico

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                    Comments about Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley:

                    you don't have to drink this wine with food you just open it let it air out for a
                    few and poor. its a great wine on its own.

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                    5.0

                    Superb Red Blend

                    By Mike the wine guy

                    from Dayton, Ohio

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                          Comments about Sterling 2011 50 Year Anniversary Red Blend, Limited Release, Napa Valley:

                          Let me start by saying that I don't have much experience with Sterling wines. I've had this bottle sitting in my wine storage for just a couple of weeks, so as to let it settle down after shipping. I was getting ready to throw a nice grass fed filet on the grill last night, and thought, now is the time to give it a try. I must say, I was very pleasantly surprised. I'm a big fan of red blends, but they are usually cab based blends. This one is merlot based, and WOW, was this good. Very nice on the nose, and very nice on the palate. Not a heavy, jammy wine, but very sturdy. It was great with our meal. If you get a chance, you really need to try this wine. Can't wait to see how it evolves over the next couple of years.

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