Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2008, Napa Valley

Merlot Merlot
California, Usa

$24.95 (330241)

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87 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A fairly complex merlot that is well balanced but unfortunately it finishes a tad green. The nose shows raspberry...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is big, dense merlot bathed in tarry, chocolaty American oak, with very ripe currant/prune fruit and dried herbs...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Creamy cassis and sweet blackberry nose. Good concentration and intensity with tar and cedar on the palate along with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a clumsy, buttery, oaky and tarry merlot in my view, with excessive dusty, powdered tannins and charred oak...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Sterling Vineyards Merlot is a medium bodied, FRUITY to integrated wine, with nice aromas of blackberry, black cherry, smoke and wood. It has a nice acidity, tannins that are refined to tannic (decant for 15 to 30 min) and a long finish. It will be at its best from 2013/14-2018. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89.5 pts. Tasted Dec/11.

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Stored: Dec/2012. Open: 2016

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