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2016 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Napa Valley Merlot

2016 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Napa Valley Merlot

Sterling Vineyards

2016 Sterling Vineyards Platinum Napa Valley Merlot

$32.50
The Price was
$65.00
The discounted Price
$32.50
$390.00
The Price was
$780.00
The discounted Price
$390.00

Description

Description

Sterling Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s premiere wineries, offers distinct and beautifully crafted wines. The Sterling Vineyards Platinum wines represent the finest varietal expressions crafted with approachability yet age worthiness in mind. The Platinum Merlot shows depth, precision and an intensity that is uniquely Napa Valley.

Awards & Accolades

  • 94

    JamesSuckling.com

    “A lush, rich merlot, showing lots of blackberry and green-olive character with some earth. Full-bodied, tight and toned with tension that frames the wine. As always, this shows that merlot is marvelous in Napa when done right. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2020

Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Notes

The Sterling Vineyards Platinum Merlot is a brilliant ruby red color in the glass with black cherry, fresh plum and sweet vanilla spice pronounced on the nose. The expressive aromas lead to a juicy, velvety mouthfeel where the core fruit flavors of wild berries and red fruit are underpinned by silky, milk chocolate notes. The wine is captivating with true varietal character shining through and supported by soft yet present tannins.

Vintage

Winter rains helped signal the end of the immediate drought, but vineyards had grown stressed after multiple challenging years, resulting in modest yields for the season. A dry January was followed by a wet February, and temperatures remained mild, encouraging an early bud break to begin the growing season. Showers arrived in April, slowing the rapid advance of flowering and set. Harvest began in mid-September and moved at a leisurely pace as winemakers waited for ever more complex flavors to develop. The extended season helped balance acids and allowed layers of flavors to emerge.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Napa Valley AVA

Napa Valley

Harry Hansen - Winemaker

Director of Winemaking Harry Hansen was raised in nearby Sonoma County. “One of my earliest memories of wine was the gallon jug of red wine that we always had at home. I would go with my father to a local winery, maybe in Kenwood or Healdsburg, to refill that jug and chit-chat with the winery proprietors. The aromas of those wines were always something attractive, somehow mysterious, but always memorable.”
Harry joined Sterling Vineyards and relocated to Napa Valley just before the 2011 Harvest. “The opportunity to join such a respected Napa Valley winery is exciting and a fantastic next step in my winemaking career. Sterling Vineyards is making some wonderful wines, and I look forward to taking that next step up in quality and reputation.”

Winemaker Harry Hansen

Alcohol % 14.9%
Enclosure Type Cork

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