Sterling Napa Valley Merlot 2014
For over fifty years, Sterling has been making Merlot in Napa Valley. This long history gives us access to some incredible vineyards that run the length of the valley from Oak Knoll in the south to Calistoga in the north. For this wine, we used a majority of estate vineyards, selected from various valley floor and hillside bench locations. The big structure and tannin profile comes from our Diamond Mountain and Oak Knoll sites. Calistoga makes up the remaining third, softening the blend and adding broad, dark fruit flavors and fleshy mouthfeel.