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Vintage 2014
Winemaker Harry Hansen
Sterling Vineyards, uno de los destinos premier bodega del Valle de Napa ofrece una amplia gama de vinos distintos y maravillosamente hecho a mano de su denominación de origen. Los vinos del Valle de Napa viñedos Sterling Mostrar la profundidad, fuerza y calidad increíble de más famosa región vitivinícola de California. Las uvas para vinos esterlina viñedos Valle de Napa se cultivan 14 viñedos premium y diversos en todo el valle, desde el frío sur Carneros región cálida y resistente más al norte llega del valle cerca de Calistoga. Estos increíbles viñedos dan enólogo Harry Hansen algunos de los mejores frutos del Valle de Napa para seleccionar de y estos vinos únicos, intenso sabor y expresivos del arte.

Tasting Notes

The Sterling West Coast Red Blend is focused, contemporary and a wine that enhances great conversation. Lush strawberry and generous cherry flavors lead into silky and smooth tannins.

Vineyard Notes

Outstanding vineyards are the foundation for this wine. Carefully selected fruit from premier vineyards throughout California allow the winemaker to craft the best expression of the fine varieties used to make this unique blend. This includes an ideal mix of cooler, coastal fruit as well as grapes from the warmer, interior region of California. These growing areas work well together and offer unique growing conditions including long, warm, sunny days tempered by cool ocean breezes. .

Vintage Notes

2016 was another brilliant growing season for most of California, although prolonged drought conditions continued resulting in lower yields in the vineyards. The conditions throughout the growing season were consistent, even and warm with few unbearable, damaging heat spikes. California did experience a wet October, but most grapes were already picked and safely in the winery before the rains began. Overall, the quality and fruit characteristics in this vintage were very good with well-developed flavor profiles and excellent color development.

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness and sent directly to the winery. Once in the winery, the grapes were cold soaked for two days followed by fermentation. The different varieties and lots were kept separate through the fermentation process and only came together at the final stage when the winemaker assembled the final blend before bottling. The wine was aged for ten months in a combination of French and American oak to integrate flavors and soften tannins. The final blend includes Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Malbec and Petit Verdot.