Red

1996 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2003 - 2009 (Edit)
CT91.5 40 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Nerdy Earth Boy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 20, 2015 - Utterly delightful! This 1996 Bordeaux-like blend at approximately 20 years of age proved once again that well made aged Napa CABs perform exactly as designed. Perfectly smooth, silky and slightly lush, with minimal fruit. Your guests will enjoy this unique find!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rpenn77 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 1, 2013 - Cedar, cigarbox with an obvious maturity. If you have this wine I would drink up.

  • H*3 wrote: (86 points)

    December 27, 2012 - Past peak

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • epmd wrote:

    March 31, 2012 - The cork was dry when decanted

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rpenn77 wrote: (93 points)

    December 10, 2011 - Delightful mature cabernet. Leather and cigarbox on the nose.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sterling Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 088692860256, 088692864940

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 277 (56%)
  • Consumed 221 (44%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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