Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot 2009

Recommendation: Recommended as a buy

Winery/Producer: Sterling Vineyards

Grape Variety: Merlot

Geographic Origin: Sonoma, California

Vintage: 2009

Price: $10.99

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California

Paired With: Mild turkey Chili


    He said: Clear, dark bluish-red color. Light floral bouquet and a strong plum taste that continues into a semi-dry earthy finish. There is a slight sweetness and a perception of alcohol in the taste. At $10.99 it was very good, not great; but definitely a buy-again wine.

    She said: Fragrant, slightly astringent bouquet. Full bodied and flavorful with medium long finish. Not great with mild flavorful chili, but it’s a tasty Merlot.

    Comments: With dark sea salt choclate this Merlot became silky and was OUTSTANDING!