Sterling Vineyards Single Vineyard wines collection spotlights specific vineyards where wines take on unique varietal expression. Three Palms Vineyard, a part of their vineyard portfolio since 1966, yields distinctive Merlot, while Diamond Mountain Ranch on the western Mayacamas range provides Cabernet Sauvignon grapes of rich, complex character. Neither of these wines could have come from any other place on earth.
The 2005 Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates the mountain terroir of a vineyard high above Napa Valley. Inky, intense and complex, this wine speaks volumes about mountain-grown fruit. “Our Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is strikingly different in varietal expression; it’s packed with concentrated, wild blackberry character that defines briary,” says Winemaker Mike Westrick. “The rich aromatics and dense flavors are layered with delicious wild berries, cassis, bittersweet chocolate, cigar box and oak spice. The muscular tannins support the powerful flavors clear through the persistent finish.