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.
great wine for the money!
Bought this on special and was very impressed - will buy again when I can find it
Never a dull sip. This full bodied wine has all the characteristics of Sterling's non-organic cabernet...including a great nose.