2012 Sterling Meritage Vintner's Collection
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166 Ratings
2012 Sterling Meritage Vintner's Collection

Winemaker's Notes

Lively, jammy nose with fresh cherry, red berry and explosive floral hints. Medium-bodied with moderate acidity and soft, supple tannin – good balance. Dark fruit core with loads of black cherry, blackberry jam and tarry, chocolate notes – very juicy. Moderate length with a smooth, simple, infinitely quaffable finish.

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Lively, jammy nose with fresh cherry, red berry and explosive floral hints. Medium-bodied with moderate acidity and soft, supple tannin – good balance. Dark fruit core with loads of black cherry, blackberry jam and tarry, chocolate notes – very juicy. Moderate length with a smooth, simple, infinitely quaffable finish.

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    I will start by saying I was especially intrigued to try this due to it's varietal offering. It is composed of 52% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. With the largest percentage being Merlot, with at least a hint of Malbec, it should have been a slam dunk. I'm always excited to try something different in hopes that I will find a new favorite. Normally I would not pick up a Cabernet Sauvignon of any sort but thought maybe the combination would enhance the flavor making it likeable. What I found was that Cabernet Sauvignon is so overpowering the others didn't have a chance of saving the blend. It's described as having flavors of cherry, dark chocolate, black raspberry, and vanilla. I'm wondering if they tasted it before they wrote that. Dark chocolate, black raspberry, and vanilla are very distinct flavors and difficult to miss. If they are in there, there isn't enough to dominate the flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon. This won't be making it back in my cart. Until next time.....

    3 months
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    The blends are excellent. Always one of my favorite wines.

    3 months
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    Caramel. Bitter notes. Pickles the tongue

    13 days
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    2012

    3 months