The 2015 Sterling Vineyards Limited Edition Diamond Mountain District Napa Valley Cabernet is no ordinary wine but a true representation of the region's spectacular terroir.
This "Limited Edition" Cabernet Sauvignon is a rare gem, sourced from a special 10 barrel selection from a small grower on Diamond Mountain. The high altitude and unique soil composition of this vineyard contribute to the wine's exceptional character and complexity.
The wine displays an eye-catching dark garnet-red color in the glass, a visual prelude to its rich, layered profile. On the nose, you'll detect an ink-like aroma of iodine and crushed stones, a testament to the wine's robust structure and depth.
On the palate, the wine unveils concentrated flavors of black cherry and blackberry, masterfully intertwined with subtle hints of caramel and vanilla from barrel aging. It's a full-bodied Cabernet, bold and structured, that leaves a lasting impression.
The wine was aged for 19 months in a combination of 50% French (50% new) and 50% American oak barrels, which impart a beautiful balance of fruit and oak flavors.
With a commendable score of 97 from JamesSuckling.com, this wine is a testament to Sterling Vineyards' commitment to crafting wines of exceptional quality and distinctive character.