Sterling Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley
91 points by James Suckling
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.