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Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Pinot Noir 2012

Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Pinot Noir 2012

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2014-2017

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: 89/100

Lovely cherry-berry aromas on the nose with a supple, smooth, medium-bodied texture on the palate. This is an incredibly great price for Napa Valley pinot noir. Medium-bodied and delicious.

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This Sterling Vineyards Vintner's Pinot Noir 2012 was reviewed on August 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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  • $13.64 
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Reviews and Ratings

Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is lovely Pinot Noir from Napa Valley and quite affordable. Light fruit on the nose, cherries, notably. Smooth on the palate, fruit forward, and simply put - delicious. This wine would pair beautifully with a salmon, lentil and quinoa salad. Highly recommend.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Up front aromas on black and white pepper, cherry, and herbs. Quite old-world in nature. The palate presents a bit more fruit, and a nice, silky mouth-feel. An exceptional wine for the price.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cherry, raspberry, and wet leaves. Beautiful herbal palate with sweet berries.
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pale ruby in colour, with soft tannins and refreshing acidity. This wine's subtle palate has flavours of cranberry, cherry, beet root, raspberry, with earthy complexity.
A great wine to sip on it's own or pair with smoked salmon.
Drink now, or keep up to 18 months.
Date tasted: August 2014.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Sour cherry candy on the nose with cherry, raspberry, vanilla and herb flavors. A very nice pinot that will pair well with many dishes.
Darlene Myers - CAPS Student rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

In my opinion, Pinot Noir is just about one of the food friendliest wines you can buy, and this is a great one at a very good price. Tart cherry flavors with strawberries, pepper and spice make for a very pleasant medium-bodied wine. I make a Maple Dijon chicken dish that I love serving with Pinot Noir.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Tart cherry, vanilla, black pepper, and sweet spice aromas on the nose of this complex and value priced Pinot Noir. For the price you can't go wrong. Medium bodied, this is a very versatile red that would complement fish, chicken, or beef dishes. Have a case on hand for those large gatherings throughout the year. Highly recommended.
Tasted August 2014. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby colour. Subtle oak on the nose, with more strawberry, sour cherry and a bit of peppery spice. Similar flavours on the palate. Light to medium body.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

August 17, 2014: Showing ruby in the glass with nose of cherry/berry, hint of barnyard, vanillan and baking spice. Medium bodied, with cherry, raspberry and some dried herb. Nice balance of acidity and tannins but showing a little heat. Nice choice for goat cheese on grilled beets with a balsamic reduction drizzle.
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Earthy and ripe red berry aromas and flavours. Supple tannins. Light to medium body, moderate oaking. Pleasant new world pinot noir.
Made from 100 percent Pinot Noir, the wine show bright varietal character.

We sourced our fruit from cool coastal vineyards, selected for their affinity to the varietal.

French oak imparted gentle vanilla and spice notes.
The long growing season of 2012 produced complex fruit with great flavors.

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