2016 Sterling 'Platinum' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


Sterling's Platinum is the best of their best. With fruit coming from the best blocks from their best estate vineyards, this is exceptional. The wine exhibits a rich texture with layers of complexity. Classic characteristics of Napa Valley Cab shine through on this one: cassis, dark bold fruit and hints of mocha. The palate is accentuated with notes of spice, black pepper and framed with supple tannin. Excellent.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Harry Hansen
20 months
Oak Treatment:
50% French oak; 50% new and 25% American and Hungarian oak
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Extremely perfumed with crushed raspberries and plums. Some roses and other flowers. Full-bodied, round and rich. Opulent, yet fresh and delicious. Drink or hold.


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum offers a touch more depth aromatically with spiced currants, tobacco leaf, graphite, and chocolate nuances. Drink this nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, balanced effort any time over the coming 10-15 years.


Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it has a nose scented of crème de cassis, baked cherries and plum preserves with nuances of dried mint, crushed rocks, bay leaves and cedar chest. Full-bodied, the palate is classically styled with loads of earth-laced black fruit and a pleasant suggestion of chewiness to the finish. 10,000 cases were made.