(2000 Vintage) Sterling Vineyards Reserve Merlot was created from our finest grapes. The individual lots were selected based on the highest intensity of flavor, color, varietal concentration and tannin structure. Winemaker Mike Westrick’s vision for the Sterling Vineyards Reserve Merlot is simple. He strives to create something that stands out not only as great wine, but also a varietally true Merlot. Reserve Merlot has a brilliant deep ruby hue with aromas of plum jam, cinnamon, and nutmeg with just a hint of root beer. On the palate, the wine exhibits toasty oak, cherries, milk chocolate, ripe plum, read more...and baking spices. The finish is long, soft and ripe. This is a beautiful wine with roasted meat or savory cheeses. (hide)
Wine & Spirits(2001 Vintage) A smooth, harmonious wine, with scents of herb, and currant and blackberry flavors that are well-focused and nicely proportioned, finishing with firm, ripe tannins that let the fruit flavors flow through. Drink now through 2009.