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Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012

Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2012-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Sterling Vineyards

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Generous cherry-berry aromas and flavours. Very supple and smooth with a medium-bodied weight. Perfect for seafood or roast chicken.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roasted pork loin with a glaze of herbs, cloves, and brown sugar, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, planked salmon on the grill, venison burgers.

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This Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on April 15, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 352286
  • $18.99 
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Reviews and Ratings

Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Spicy, smokey plum and black cherry jam nose
Reinforced on the palate, medicinal cherry finish, medium plus body

Roast beef sandwich
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Pale ruby. Pretty nose of ripe red berries over liquid cherry. Good acidity with silky tannins. Berries repeated with the addition of black pepper, clove, vanilla, rose petal. This is a lovely California Pinot that would befriend just about anything you choose to serve.
Tasted: April 12, 2015
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Tart red fruit nose. Yummy palate with juicy red fruit, vanilla, baking spice, earth and milk chocolate. Medium-bodied, bright acidity, long bright red fruit finish. Hard to put down, a terrific Pinot. Would make a great gift for a Pinot lover.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Lovely big Napa Pinot. Raspberry, mulberry, sweet spices, and a long berry and spice finish. A terrific wine for cedar planked salmon or even pulled pork as this wine has the body and flavour intensity to stand-up to and complement tangy BBQ fare. Enjoy this summer or cellar for 3-5 years. Tasted April 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Light ruby with the typical rich cherry nose, earthy notes and spice. Medium acidity and slight tannins, make this a interesting food wine or really great all on it's own.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ripe cherry cough syrup aromas. The palate offers ripe cherry, earth and vanilla.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich, aromatic and flavourful. Aromas of cherry jam, blueberries as well an earthy tone and a hint of smoke from oak aging. Smooth fruit and earthy flavours come through on the palate, with light tannin and some acidity for balance. This would be great with pork, ribs, or even a nice paté with baguette. Enjoy!
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The nose is as dense as the color: opaque garnet, showing ripe and stewed berry fruit, blackberries, blueberries and black cherries with developed oak aspects of vanilla and toast. Overripe aspects of stewed prunes and raisins, with dried tropical fruit, nuts and a hint of dark chocolate. This wine is the equivalent of an MMA fighter challenging a fledgling boxer - what it lacks in finesse it makes up for I. Sheer brawn. see you in the octagon ... The good news is, it's a versatile food wine, and will be able to take anything you throw at it, from Chinese to Indian, pizza, barbeque, spaghetti.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

On the nose,rasberries and plums compote, with some cracked peppers.A little hint of rubbing alcohol.Cherry jam on the palate, then more of a milk chocolate flavour. Satin feel,with a fresh finish, but with an unfortunate bit of astringency in the finale. Would probably be nicely integrated if drunk with food instead of by itself. With tourtière or grilled mix.
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 81/100 with the following review:

Clear ruby color with notes of vanilla, cherryand raspberry.

The wine is firm, medium-bodied and long.

Pair it with roasted pork loin with herb.

Serve it at 15-16 degrees.

Ready to drink.
A respected Californian wine producer, especially with classic grapes such as this Chardonnay. - Community Wine Reviews

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