Sterling Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine SpectatorA ripe and friendly style, with a crowd-pleasing beam of cassis and cherry preserve flavors, laced with light vanilla and red licorice notes. The rounded finish reveals a flash of singed herbs, but the fruit wins out easily. Drink now through 2023. 12,200 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is blended of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged for 16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak (30% new). Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals crushed red and black currants, Black Forest cake and menthol notes with hints of cloves, black pepper and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with juicy black fruits and a plush frame, finishing with a minty lift. 12,200 cases produced.