Sterling Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California

Price: $11.49
Item No. 99116
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: 13.0%

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

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.

In its inaugural vintage, our 2007 Organic Cabernet Sauvignon matches straightforward, fruit-focused character with finesse and grace. The wine opens with a deep purple color and ripe black fruit lifted by toasty oak and vanilla. Well-integrated tannins carry the blackberry, currant and plum flavors through the middle and into a lengthy finish. Smooth and polished, the wine holds a fine balance of firm, ripe fruit and lively acidity, making a versatile pairing for a variety of foods, such as a rustic Italian torte or grilled steak dressed in fresh herbs. With this wine, we wanted to translate the purity of the vineyard into the glass, ushering the grapes from field to bottle with minimal intervention. We used simple, traditional techniques, extracting the maximum aromas and flavors with extended maceration and frequent pump-overs. For complexity and character, we aged the wine for 16 months in American and French oak barrels.

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Rating:
(12/2/2011)
great wine for the money!
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Rating:
(3/5/2011)
Bought this on special and was very impressed - will buy again when I can find it
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Rating:
(1/12/2011)
Never a dull sip. This full bodied wine has all the characteristics of Sterling's non-organic cabernet...including a great nose.
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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 North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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