A Wonder Made From Volcanic Soil

🍷 🍷 Alternative Investment: The 2018 Sterling Merlot is a blend of 94% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 1% Malbec aged 17 months in 30% new French, American and Hungarian oak. The medium to deep colored 2018 Merlot opens with wonderfully plummy notes plus underlying baking spices, vanilla, kirsch, dusty soil and garrigue hints. The palate is medium bodied, elegantly played and beautifully plush with bags of spicy black fruit and great length. Only 33,000 cases made
Terroir: Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers unparalleled panoramic views of Napa Valley. The Bear Flats Estate Vineyard lies north of the town of St. Helena and slopes from Highway 29 to the Napa River. This location within the Calistoga AVA of Napa Valley allows the vineyard to experience hotter day time temps following cool mornings that extend the ripening period. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive, producing grapes with rich, plush flavors and optimal ripeness, in the well-drained, gravelly loam soil of this 87-acre vineyard

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