Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 California Cabernet

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 California Cabernet has deep, rich flavors full of dark fruit enriched by layers of oak spices. A bramble of ripe blackberries and dark cherries are accented by hints of cocoa and spice. Smooth, juicy tannins lead to a long and velvety finish.

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Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2015 Rose

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Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2015 Rose is a stylish, graceful wine, brimming with succulent summer berries and bright citrus. Based on Grenache, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Syrah, this wine is a jewel pink color that is redolent with fresh strawberries, watermelon and fragrant orange blossoms. The palate is layered and voluminous, lifted by vibrant citrus across the long finish. Serve chilled, as a perfect apperitif on a warm evening or with lighter styled dishes such as poached scallops or grilled chicken.

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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This Cabernet Sauvignon boldly boasts its Rutherford AVA sourcing with its great saturation of color, aromas and flavors. Its massive brambly blackberry, cassis and black plum expression intermingles with nuances of earthy forest loam, mocha, pipe tobacco, caramel and sweet oak spices. The structured “Rutherford dust” tannins give this wine its dense texture and expansive mouthfeel, while balanced acidity from the excellent growing season adds vibrancy.

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Sterling Vineyard’s 2014 Napa Valley Merlot

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Sterling Vineyard’s 2014 Napa Valley Merlot has a vivid ruby-red color in the glass with aromas of blackberry fruit, plum and ripe black cherry. The appealing bouquet leads to a mouthcoating, rich palate where additional red and black fruit flavors mingle with notes of graphite and dried spice. The viscous mouthfeel of the wine is plush and the ripe tannins are refined and polished. The Napa Valley Merlot is well-balanced and elegant, offering true varietal characteristics and a sleek, flavorful finish.

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s Coastal Estates Chardonnay

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s Coastal Estates Chardonnay shows classic varietal charm, delivering fresh pear and tropical fruit woven together with toasty oak spices. The palate is supple and round, evolving in layers of pineapple, apple and vanilla. Lees stirring and partial malolactic fermentation lend depth and texture to the vibrant flavors, while a splash of Viognier and Riesling adds a floral lift to the fruit flavors. Juicy and long, the wine shows lovely grace and sensibility that make this an everyday favorite.

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Sterling Vineyard’s 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Sterling Vineyard’s 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has berry-like fruit aromas with cedar overtones which highlight the dense, ripe fruit flavors and elegant finish of this wine. Aged in small oak barrels, this Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of other Bordeaux-style varietals that help to accentuate its complexity. This wine complements most ceeses and strongly flavored foods such as roast lamb and chicken.

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The Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2014 Meritage

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The Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2014 Meritage is a fine blend of some of California’s most intriguing red varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine opens with an inviting and vivid nose of freshly picked raspberries, cranberry, cherry and melted milk chocolate. The wine is juicy on the palate where the nose rings true with flavors of mixed berry fruit, mocha and subtle toasted spice. The well-integrated oak influence offers a pleasing warm vanilla note and leads to a long-lasting, seamless finish with balanced acidity.

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Charles Krug’s 2014 Pinot Noir Carneros

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This delicate Pinot Noir, from Charles Krug’s Carneros-Napa Valley vineyard, has black cherry and candied raspberry aromas enveloped by slight oak in the background. With features of sweet cherry, vanilla and raspberry flavors, it has a long finish that is rounded out by a burst of cherry and cream soda.

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 Carneros Pinot Noir

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The 2015 growing season’s very small grapes and clusters gave Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 Carneros Pinot Noir its highly saturated color and complex, darker-fruit expression. Aromas of ripe, black cherry and brambleberry reveal hints of sun-warmed rose, forest loam and a savory umami herbaceousness. High-toned notes of sweet baking spices, from French oak barrels, weave through the aromas and linger on the berry-imbued finish. Supple, fine-grained tannins structure the wine, while natural acidity gives it elegant balance and vibrancy, all backed by a classic Carneros earthiness.

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon California

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Beaulieu Vineyard’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon California bursts forth with toasted oak and dark fruit flavors. Straightforward and well-balanced, it expresses blackberry and black cherry in equal parts to the toasty, vanilla-oak spices. For all its “black” character, the fruit remains bright and fresh, joined by subtle toffee-coffee notes. Juicy and long, the palate is structured by ripe, easy tannins. This is an enjoyable, pop-the-cork wine made for everyday occasions.

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