The grapes for this brilliant Merlot were picked in the cool mornings and cold soaked for two days followed by fermentation. After which it was aged for 11 months in a combination of French and American oak to integrate flavors, soften tannins and enhance texture of the final wine.
Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot boasts vivid aromas of fresh mixedberry jam, red cherry, milk chocolate and baked spice. The wine is round and with good weight and generous flavors of blackberry bramble, sweet toasted oak and mocha. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and a lengthy finish.