Tight tannic and austere with a minty herbal edge to the dried currant earth and cedary oak flavors Needs time but will always be tannic.
Wine Buyer(From 2005 Vintage) The Sterling Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the intense character of Monterey fruit in a full and balanced wine. Distinctive aromas of ripe blackberry, pepper, toast and hints of smoked meats are followed by subtle notes of light chocolate mint and vanilla. The palate offers concentrated black fruits, toffee and dark chocolate powder.
Wine & Spirits(From 2005 Vintage) Juicy berry flavors run smoothly through this wine, which is all about luscious quality. It's good juice, clean, soft and plump, easy to drink on its own or with anything meaty.