Sterling Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $54.99
Item No. 56780
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Winemaker's Notes

The major influence on fruit quality was heat spike periods during the final ripening phase. One such prolonged period of heat combined with extreme low humidity caused the berries to dehydrate, concentrating both sugar and acid and resulting in sweet, but not mature, grapes. In spite of this, the overall quality of the fruit was very good.

Dense, deep purple ruby. Blackcurrant and cassis flavors are followed by an extremely textural mouth coating entry.

Alcohol: 13.5% by volume

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Sterling Vineyards was born in the 1960s, a time when creativity and entrepreneurial spirit abounded, especially in California. In 1964, Peter Newton, once a paper broker in England, purchased 70 acres of land in Calistoga and became a Napa Valley winemaker. He planted grapes others did not, bottled varietals others did not, and built a dramatic winery with an aerial tramway. His...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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