Red

1996 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2009
CT92 34 reviews
1996
1996
Borrowed from N.V.
N.V.
Borrowed from N.V.
N.V.
Borrowed from 1997
1997
Borrowed from 1997
1997
Borrowed from 1998
1998
Borrowed from 1999
1999
Borrowed from 2001
2001
Borrowed from 2004
2004
Borrowed from 2005
2005
Borrowed from 2006
2006
Borrowed from 2007
2007
Borrowed from 1974
1974
Borrowed from 1973
1973
Borrowed from 1973
1973
Borrowed from 1984
1984
Borrowed from 1984
1984
1 of 18

Community Tasting Notes 28

  • 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

  • epmd wrote:

    March 31, 2012 - The cork was dry when decanted

  • rpenn77 wrote: (93 points)

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

  • Elise wrote: (92 points)

    November 6, 2011 - Brickish red color

    Nose of leather, dust, red berries, eucalyptus,

    Palate is consistent with the nose having cherries, leather, figs, menthol, good balance with well integrated structure, noticeable fruit acid still prevalent lending a slightly sour cherry note on the 10 second finish.

    This is a good, mature California cab that is at it's peak or just beyond in graceful decline, depending how well aged you like your wine. The balance and fruit tells me that it has some age-ability left in it. For me, this is why I bought and aged California Cab. Consistent with other '96's and previous vintages of SVR.

1 - 5 of 28 More notes

Pro Reviews 0

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions
  • No pro reviews found.

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 Code 088692860256

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 263 (58%)
  • Consumed 191 (42%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  2 votes