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Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot 2013 Wine Review

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot 2013

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot 2013

California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sterling Vineyards

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Fleshy ripe plums and blackberries. Juicy, layered and full-bodied. Perfect for grilled lamb or pork chops.

Merlot food pairings: lamb, steak, stew.

Luscious Lamb Wine

This Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Collection Merlot 2013 was reviewed on December 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas are rich dark fruit (plums and blueberries mostly). Very smooth and full bodied, fruit forward, and very soft tannin. Great wine with pork tenderloin.
Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

lovely rich nose, with straight forward unabashed fruit powering through. Great crafting of an entry level Merlot. More complex than many Merlots with makes me wonder if they blended in some CS too..... I really like this wine.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Blackberry, blueberry, smoke and spices. These rich aromas lead to rich flavours, mainly plum and cassis. This is a very full-bodied wine with lots of structure. The tannins are quite present and grippy.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Blueberry aromas and flavors dominate this wine. Some chocolate appears on the palate.
Melanie Aubert reviewed this wine as follows:

Deep ruby colour bordering on garnet. Aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, plum, yummy sweet spices and currant - a delicious dark fruit explosion for the nose!

Quite tannin-y for a merlot, high acidity and notes of black pepper, plus same flavours as aromas. Great for steak served rare!

Notes: Let this was breathe for a while. It could also still stand to be cellared for another 2-4 years.

2 Members would buy this wine again

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