Sterling Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’s premier winery destinations, offers an array of distinct and beautifully crafted wines from its home appellation. The Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley wines show the depth, strength and incredible quality representative of California’s most famous wine region. The grapes for Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley wines are grown in diverse and premium vineyards throughout the valley—from the cool southern Carneros region to the warm and rugged northernmost reaches of the valley near Calistoga. These incredible vineyards give winemaker Harry Hansen some of the best Napa Valley fruit to select from and craft these unique, intensely flavored and expressive wines.
“This wine would normally have been a single-vineyard designate from Sleeping Lady vineyard, but this fruit from there was still hanging during the fires in 2017. The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville was aged for 18 months in French oak, 95% new. It sings of blackcurrant pastilles, blueberry preserves and Morello cherries with touches of pencil shavings, camphor, sandalwood and truffles. Full-bodied, firmly textured and chock-full of black fruit preserves and loads of spicy accents, it finishes long and refreshing. 460 cases were made.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
“Wild blackberry, tobacco, mahogany, walnut husk and oyster shell on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Beautifully layered and polished with an elegant, long finish.” - James Suckling, January 2021
Director of Winemaking Harry Hansen was raised in nearby Sonoma County. “One of my earliest memories of wine was the gallon jug of red wine that we always had at home. I would go with my father to a local winery, maybe in Kenwood or Healdsburg, to refill that jug and chit-chat with the winery proprietors. The aromas of those wines were always something attractive, somehow mysterious, but always memorable.”
Harry joined Sterling Vineyards and relocated to Napa Valley just before the 2011 Harvest. “The opportunity to join such a respected Napa Valley winery is exciting and a fantastic next step in my winemaking career. Sterling Vineyards is making some wonderful wines, and I look forward to taking that next step up in quality and reputation.”
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