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2015 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon "Platinum"

Sterling 2015 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Sterling

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Platinum"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot & 6% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 5,900

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 2, 2019

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Sterling is very good and shows nice finesse. It opens with a cassis and espresso bouquet with hints of smoky oak and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and has a smooth and round mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a dark chocolate and mild plum blend with notes of cassis, minerality, oak and cherry. I also detected hints of clove towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and refined tannins fade away nicely. This Cab would pair very nicely with a filet mignon in the near term. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: In this vintage the wine is showing more red fruits than previous vintages, with slightly sweeter vanilla tones from the American oak. Tannins are well developed, framing a wine with great structure and balance. Classic Napa Cabernet notes of mocha and cassis join Bing cherry accented with pepper and oak spice, caramel toffee and layered flavors that leave a lasting, subtly sweet impression.

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