2015 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Iridium

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2022 - 2032 (Edit)
CT93.8 18 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • ChopperWine Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 14, 2021 - Notes to follow...

  • joraesque wrote: 92 points

    October 9, 2021 - Slightly pruny fruit, though well balanced overall. 14.9% ABV, seamlessly integrated.

  • 33Bob Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 13, 2021 - Wonderful CA cab from Sterling. Dark purple in the glass with flavors of chocolate, dark fruits and a hint of spice. Nice bold finish with a nice balance of tannins

  • GQG Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 30, 2021 - A lifted, floral nose is followed by red fruit with mocha and notes of oak and graphite that expand over 2 hours of decanting, and there's a nice push across the palate from the acidity. Very round and dusty tannins are well balanced by the red fruit that turns a bit darker over time in the glass. I sorta get why some other reviews mentioned a green element but it's not bell pepper, herbal, mulchy, or anything objectionable for me. Instead it comes across as a part of the "Rutherford dust" kind of, sort of... in a non-descript way... and may be from a fraction of whole cluster grape stems used in the fermentation. The floral nose and the freshness both support my whole stem guess. Anyway, the green element is not strong and will diminish further over time in the bottle.

    First bottle for me, sub $100 price, and it's drinking well after a 1 hour decant.

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  • brouigu1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 20, 2021 - My first bottle and it did not disappoint.

    Decanted for 1.5 hours and served with a wagyu Manhattan roast and the pairing was perfect. This wine needs a big protein.

    Dark black fruits, chocolate, smoke and a floral mid palate. Finish was a tad hot but complimented with layers of new leather and oak spices, quite nice and should only improve in the coming years.

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  • By Panel Tasting
    Californian Cabernet 2015, 9/18/2019 (link)

    (Sterling Vineyards, Iridium, Napa Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sterling Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Iridium
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 088692719844, 088692865920

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,085 (85%)
  • Consumed 170 (13%)

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