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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Sterling Vineyards Merlottext
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Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2000

Napa Valley, California, United StatesSmoky, saddle leather, spicy, black cherry jam aromas with some earthy olive highlights. Rich, round and intense with dryness and light tannins. Smooth smoky vanilla, peppery, roasted leather, cherry, olive flavours and a creamy, cola finish. A bit dry but very stylish and long. Needs a couple years to smooth out but can be attractive now with duck or rabbit dishes.Tasted: 29 December 2003Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 34.95 Specialty ON 29.95 Vintages Essentials Producer: Sterling VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 330241UPC: 5000299239002