"Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Polished red. "
—— James Suckling
DOUBLE THE WINE OF A STANDARD BOTTLE IN A 1.5 LITER MAGNUM
This wine sold as a library wine from the winery for $300, sold out everywhere, but available here for $110.
ONLY AVAILABLE ON WINE EVENT
91 points by James Suckling, consider by some to be the best wine critic in the world
2013 is one of the great vintages in Napa history
MAGNUM 1.5 Liter bottle, excellent cellar format
Prepare yourself for a transcendental journey of intensity and sophistication with Sterling Vineyards' 2013 Platinum Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Handcrafted from the estate's most prized Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this wine presents a pure, potent, and exquisitely smooth expression of Napa Valley's renowned terroir.
The 2013 Platinum exemplifies meticulous winemaking, a result of deliberate decisions from vineyard sourcing to the winemaking process. It showcases a perfect balance between power and elegance, an enchanting display of the art of wine crafting.
Upon your first encounter, prepare to be captivated by its deeply dark and luscious character. The wine unravels in opulent layers of spiced plum, black cherry, and blueberry, underscored by graphite notes, resulting in a richly textured sensory experience. The velvety layers are structured with mature tannins, giving the wine a beautiful complexity and a gripping narrative from the first sip to the lingering finish.
Hints of cocoa and exotic spice from the French oak barrels it was aged in lend an enticing allure, cradling the intense fruit within a delicate embrace. This exquisite balance makes for a long and gratifying finish, wrapping the powerful wine in a luxuriously plush palate - a characteristic emblematic of this distinguished wine.
Scoring 91 points by James Suckling, the 2013 Platinum Select has been praised for its subtle finesse, which intertwines harmoniously with its pronounced berry, currant, and chocolate character. A medium to full-bodied wine with fine tannins, it concludes with a clean, polished finish, making it as versatile as it is memorable. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or let it mature further, this Platinum Select Cabernet Sauvignon promises a remarkable wine experience.
"This shows subtlety and finesse with berry, currant and chocolate character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Polished red. Drink now or hold." - James Suckling