Superbly balanced, our Merlot offers a little of everything, with a depth of fruit, accents of spice and luscious accessibility. On the nose, oak spices and fresh tobacco work in tandem with the cherry-berry aromas. The palate opens with juicy plums that continue from the entry through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah add layers of black fruits and white pepper, joined by fine, toasty tannins. A welcome addition to a weeknight dinner, our Merlot shows the versatility to pair with a wide range of dishes, including pastas, pork and poultry.
Sterling Napa Valley wines show the depth, strength and expressive quality of California's most famous wine region. Fruit for Sterling wines is grown throughout Napa Valley, from the cool southern Carneros region next to San Pablo Bay to the rugged northernmost benchlands and reaches near our Calistoga homeplace. Sterling has more than five decades of winemaking excellence in Napa Valley, and winemaker Harry Hansen is able to build from that experience to select the finest lots to create memorable expressions for each vintage.