2016 Sterling 'Platinum' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$85.00
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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.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Harry Hansen
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
50% French oak; 50% new and 25% American and Hungarian oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1043300
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

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.

JD91

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.

WA90

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.