|Sterling's Vinter's Collection|
The wine has a wonderful color of Tyrian Purple to it and has aromas of raspberries and dark chocolate. The wine is very round and has a finish that lingers on your palate. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, blackberries and raspberries are present in the taste. It is medium in tannins and is definitely medium in body. The finish does have a minor bite to it but it is more flavorful than unpleasant. This would be a great wine with any grilled meats and summer or fall vegetables.
I would have to give this wine a 90 and consider it to be a wine year round. There are some wines that just don't pair well with some seasons but this wine would do wonderfully anytime. I am a big fan of Meritage's/Bordeaux's so I look forward to trying it again and am eager to see future vintages. Every grape in this wine shows its characteristics which is a perk in my book because sometimes wines are not made in a way so that you can pick out the grapes.
|Sterling Meritage 2008|