1986 Sterling Vineyards - Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet

1986 Sterling Vineyards - Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet

6/3/2021, 9:07:03 AM
1986 Sterling Vineyards - Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (85 pts) #winereview @sterlingvineyards 路 鈩癸笍 Tasted Blind. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. This wine has been a single vineyard designated wine since 1982. Aged in French oak barrels 路 馃摑 Medium Garnet color with a pale and watery rim. Showing age quite well. Medium intensity on the nose. Lots of tertiary aromas of leather, sandalwood, dried leaves, stewed plum, and prune. The wine is dry, medium acidity, low resolved tannins, medium alcohol, and medium body. Less expressive than the nose. Mostly dried leaves, leather, bloody, and a touch of prune. Medium- length finish that was earthy 路 馃敂 Still serviceable by all accounts, but clearly on the decline. Always fun to taste old wines, sometimes they need a touch of air to come to life. Unfortunately, this is a bit geriatric and on it's last years. Blind I thought it was early 90s Napa Cabernet not from a great vintage. In Blind, We Trust 馃槑路 #cabernetsauvignon #blindtasting #napavalley #napa #californiawine #diamondmountain #sterlingvineyards #merlot

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