This review is of the Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from the Central Coast of California. The wine poured a deep ruby color. According to Sterling wine, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is their “shining star” that “combines ripe rich character with elegance and poise”.
The aroma was deep, earthy and of well ripened black cherry. I found the nose to be very noticeable and quite long lasting. The wine’s taste was of black berries and black cherry. It also exhibited a multi-textured flavor that included earthy black currant jam with a hint of smokiness.
It had a cottony mouthfeel and cheek affecting fruit forward tannins. The finish was of medium duration and carried forward the black currant flavors.
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