Sterling Limited Release Anniversary Blend 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 132086
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Sterling Vineyards Limited Release Anniversary Blend celebrates our 50 years in the Napa Valley. It is a tribute to both our history and our present, from our first vineyard purchased in 1964 to the multiple vineyards we now work with in this renowned wine region. Texturally inviting and an immensely flavorful, the wine combines raspberry jam, rhubarb cobbler and fresh black cherries with hints of licorice, cocoa powder and mocha.

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Style: Big & Bold
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Rating:
(8/4/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Pair with: herb-crusted pork tenderloin
A merlot-based blend, the 2011 Sterling Limited Release Anniversary Blend celebrates the winery's 50th Anniversary in the Napa Valley. The wine, a blend of 57% Merlot, 15% Petite Sirah, 13% Zinfandel and a mix of other red varietals, shows a savory, red currant and dusty way about itself. Soft tannins and a crisp feel on the palate.
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Learn About Sterling Map ItMap It

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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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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