64 Ratings
Sterling Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Oak aromas of cream, vanilla and clove overlap with black cherry fruit, which continues to show on the palate. This Merlot should mellow and develop nicely with cellar age.

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    A magnum from 1986. Drinking well, not going to last much longer. A lovely wine to enjoy with friends!

    over 4 years
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1998 Vintage)
  • Wine Buyer
    (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.