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2016 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon "Platinum"

Sterling 2016 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Sterling

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Platinum"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec & 3% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: September 24, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Sterling was a hint with the Tasting Panel. Its opens with a mild horehound and anise bouquet with hints of pencil lead. On the palate, this is medium plus bodied, well-balanced, seamless, soft and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild cola and gentle cherry blend with notes of graphite, black olive, black plum and oak with hints of anise and oolong tea. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate dusty tannins last for a very long time. The Panel would suggest drinking this Cab on its own. With food we would pair it with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: In this vintage, Platinum Cabernet exhibits the purity of fruit expression, polished tannins and rich texture that are the essential signature of this rich, full-bodied wine. As the drought subsided fruit was more expressive, showing aromas and flavors of red and dark fruit such as Bing cherry, with notable vanilla essence from the American oak. The wine is well integrated, nicely structured with medium tannins that suggest a possibility for at least some cellaring. Recognizable Cabernet highlights such as mocha, cassis and caramel toffee join with white pepper spice, leading to a lingering, lasting impression.

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