Sterling Pinot Noir 2010
Central Coast, California, USA
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 226571
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Sterling Vineyards
Agent: Diageo Canada Inc.
More Vintages: 2012
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Sterling Pinot Noir 2010 Wine Review
Intense and vibrant cherry aromas and flavours. Terrific flavour with medium- to full-bodied weight and a silky smooth texture. Stunningly great price. Pinot Noir food pairings: slow roasted herb-rubbed pork tenderloin, wild mushroom risotto, rosemary encrusted roast lamb. This Sterling Pinot Noir 2010 was reviewed by June 22, 2012 Natalie MacLean
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Our 2010 Pinot Noir captures the appealing nature of this varietal, opening with a complex nose that combines bright red fruit and sweet earthiness. Lifted aromas of strawberry compote, fresh blackberry, toasty cocoa and forest floor create dimensions in the wine that translate almost perfectly to the palate. With a ripe fruit entry, a lush midpalate, and a long, juicy finish, our wine shows the approachable elegance of this popular varietal. Pair with wild mushroom risotto, prosciutto flatbread or roasted game hen. Our grapes were selected from carefully chosen vineyards along the Central Coast of California, stretching from the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey to Santa Barbara down south. Although all are located in cool climates, each vineyard provides a unique growing environment that nurtures the often fickle Pinot Noir grape, leaving its unique thumbprint on the fruit. When combined, the result is a wine of depth and complexity. Our grapes were harvested the moment the fruit reached perfect maturity, displaying rich fruit flavors and well-balanced acids. At the winery, the fruit was cold soaked for three days. By lengthening the contact with the skins, this process extracts maximum colors and flavors from the fruit. Following fermentation, winemaker Jim Corkin transferred the wine to oak barrels to age for nine months, imparting subtle vanilla highlights and bolstering tannin structure for a smooth midpalate grip.
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Serve Sterling Pinot Noir 2010 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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