2014 Sterling Vineyards Petite Sirah, Calistoga, Napa Valley
Intensely inky and richly colored, the wine has inviting aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry, accented with caramel and oak spice. Ripe and round, with silky tannins and a pleasing, approachable mouthfeel. A lingering, lasting and quite memorable finish sets the wine apart as something very special and uniquely pleasing. Wonderful to pair with roasted meats, pastas with rich sauces and bold cheeses.
Vintage: 2014 Petite Sirah
Vineyards & Varietals: 93% Petite Sirah from Kenefick Ranch (Calistoga), 2% Syrah from Abba Vineyard (Mokelumne River in Lodi), 5% Other
Oak Regime: 50% new, 100% French, approx. 15 months in oak
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
2014 Sterling Vineyards Syrah, Mokelumne River, Lodi
The 2014 Mokelumne River Lodi Syrah opens with dark blue fruit interwoven with enticing roasted meat and spice notes. The saturating dark blue fruit aromatic impression persists onto the palate with full-bodied, silky tannins and well-integrated spices and herbal notes that linger through the savory finish. Full of rustic charm and subtle grace, this Syrah is a perfect companion to grilled pork chops and other hearty comfort food.
Vintage: 2014 Syrah
Vineyard & Varietals: 91% Syrah from Abba Vineyard (Mokelumne River in Lodi), 5% Sangiovese from Solari Ranch (Calistoga), 2% Syrah from Winery Lake Vineyard (Carneros Napa), 2% Other
Oak Regime: 44% new, 93% French, 7% American, approx. 15 months in oak
Total Acidity: 5.8
1x 2014 Sterling Vineyards Petite Sirah, Calistoga, Napa Valley
3x 2014 Sterling Vineyards Syrah, Mokelumne River, Lodi
4x 2014 Sterling Vineyards Petite Sirah, Calistoga, Napa Valley
8x 2014 Sterling Vineyards Syrah, Mokelumne River, Lodi
Internationally known, Sterling Vineyards is one of the most visited wineries in Napa Valley. Modeled after a Greek monastery, the winery sits 300 feet above the valley floor where visitors take an aerial tram to access the top quality Bordeaux varietals and majestic 360 degree views of Napa Valley.
Sterling Vineyards was founded in 1964 by Sir Peter Newton, a British Knight and Oxford scholar. With a fondness for Bordeaux varietals, Sir Newton realized the potential in Calistoga, Napa Valley for growing excellent Merlot and bottled the first single varietal Merlot in 1969. Sterling Vineyards quickly put Napa on the map for creating top quality wines.
The winery itself is an architectural icon in Napa Valley. Modeled after a Greek monastery, Sterling Vineyards was the first winery ever built with the visitor in mind and the only winery in the world with an aerial tram. Today, Sterling is one of the most visited wineries in Napa Valley and one of the largest landowners in Napa, which provides immense opportunity for crafting world-class wines.
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