Wine: Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (red)

March 6, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, red wines, wine, Wine Reviews 0

Wine: Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (red)
Our Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays tiers of briary blackberry, currant, spice, and chocolate from California's Central Coast. Soft floral and herbal nuances add complexity, and a year of aging in oak barrels added toasty vanilla spice.

Brimming with style and elegance, our Cabernet Sauvignon offers generous dark fruit and toasty spices. The nose is a heady mix of cedar, tobacco and oak spices over briary black fruits. In the mouth, flavors of dark cherry, ripe plum and mulberries unfold with supple ease, influenced by a small amount of Merlot, which fleshes out the mid-palate and lends lovely red tones. A lively acidity picks up on the back of the palate as the dark fruit flavors exit with a peppery finish. Pair this well-balanced, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled meats or pasta.

I really enjoyed this Cabernet Sauvignon – but I am a little partial to Cabs. I enjoy a nice Cab – I think I’ve picked up the habit from a co-worker (who would probably beam if he read this, lol).

This Cabernet Sauvignon was a rich dark burgundy color that was simply beautiful. The flavor was very bold – rich and full with a bit of a tang and a hint of sweetness.

We didn’t finish the entire bottle so I tried a tip for second day drinking that I’d read somewhere: tightly re-cork the bottle and refrigerate the wine overnight. Give the wine a few hours to return to room temperature before drinking (and I ran it through my aerator). I was rather surprised by the additional sweetness the Cabernet Sauvignon showed on the second day! Normally 2nd day wine is a bit of a letdown for me but this was rather nice.

I can’t say for 100% certainty that I’ll purchase this wine again but it gave a very nice showing.

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