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Sterling Vineyards Napa Merlot 2012

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Price$26.00

Vintage2012

VarietalMerlot

AppellationNapa Valley

WinerySterling Vineyards

Alcohol14.90%

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed

Aging Program10 Months in 50% American oak, 40% French oak, 10% Hungarian oak

Oak OriginFrench, American, Hungarian

Blend80% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Grenache, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah

Total Acidity6.00 g/L

pH4.00

The Sterling Vineyards Napa Merlot 2012 is a rich, complexly flavored red wine that benefits from the long and warm 2012 growing season. Made with Napa Valley grapes from a variety of excellent vineyards, this wine effortlessly blends structure and smoothness. Aromas and flavors of dark brambly berries, ripe black cherry, violets, and cinnamon mingle with notes of vanilla, mocha, and sweet oak. The palate is rich and intense, with a fleshy mouthfeel and a nice, long finish. This wine pairs excellently with roasted meats.

Taste SummaryBerry, Cherry, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Vanilla

Wine QualitiesFull-bodied, Rich, Smooth

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