Sterling Napa Valley Merlot 2012
Our Napa Valley Merlot really delivered in 2012. The return of warm weather and the long growing season allowed the fruit to develop complex aromas and flavors. Dark brambly berries, ripe black cherry, violets and cinnamon pair up with vanilla, mocha and sweet oak. The intensity on the palate holds its weight and fullness through the long, smooth finish. This is a Merlot that drinks like a Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich body and round, structured tannins will pair well with roasted meats.