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.
“Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder was aged for 18 months in oak: 91% French and 9% Hungarian (82% new). Deep purple-black colored, it bursts from the glass with vibrant scents of wild blueberries, boysenberries and crushed blackcurrants with an undercurrent of eucalyptus, dark chocolate, cinnamon stick and bouquet garni. The full-bodied palate is structured with a solid frame of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long with compelling earthy nuances. 250 cases were made.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
“Ripe-currant, cassis, spearmint, soil and licorice aromas on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Rich and concentrated with dark spices and herbs on the 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.”