This review is of the Sterling Wine – 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”.
Note: For a review of the 2014 vintage of the same wine, click here: Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)
Prefer Chardonnay? Then check out my review of Sterling Vintner’s Collection Chardonnay.
Sterling Wine Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Review
I found the aroma to be very noticeable and quite long lasting.
The wine’s taste was of black berries and also black cherry. It exhibited a multi-textured flavor that included earthy black currant jam with a hint of smokiness.
Sterling had a cottony mouthfeel and cheek-affecting fruit forward tannins.
The finish was of medium duration and carried forward the black currant flavors.
Overall, I really enjoyed this Sterling wine. I’ve had other Sterling varietals in the past that I’ve enjoyed.
So, I was not surprised by how pleasant this wine was.
Paired with lamb or a meaty pizza, this barrel aged fruit forward treat is a great choice!
Speaking of reviews, check out my review of the Wall Street Journal Wine Club, which I joined. My review includes price, Pros and Cons and pictures of what I received.