1981 Sterling Vineyards Merlot
48 Ratings
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48 Ratings
1981 Sterling Vineyards Merlot

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2008 Vintage) With its classic texture and refined profile, our Napa Merlot references old-world style, balancing fresh, vibrant fruit and earthy tobacco cues. The rich aromas have a dominant spice overlay, with sweet musky notes, gingerbread spices and red stone fruits. The palate is fresh and clean, with bright cherries flanked by cedar and tobacco. A fine layer of tannins extends through the finish.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Wine Buyer
    (From 2005 Vintage) A dense, dark plum in color, the wine offers aromas of black cherry, raspberry, toasty oak, nutmeg, and cloves. Luscious flavors of blackberries, cherries, cocoa, cedar, and vanilla lead to a full, well-textured finish.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1997 Vintage)