|Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2007Size: 750ml|
Sub-Region: Central Coast
Overall the growing season was cooler than normal. Low spring temperatures delayed bud-break by approximately three weeks but by June, fruit set and flowering was well developed. A short heat wave in July gave the vines a needed boost to catch up to a typical growing season. Cool, even weather persevered throughout the fall, enabling the grapes to develop good intensity and concentration of fruit. Ideal conditions remained through harvest and daily diligence was greatly rewarded with vibrant fruit flavors and good acid levels.
“The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon nails it,” admits winemaker Joe Kidd. “It embodies everything that we’re striving for with the Sterling Vintner’s Collection. Not only does it show great varietal expression with a depth of rich cherry, dark fruit and vanilla toast – but it is full, fleshy and fun to drink - a classic Cabernet to be enjoyed with all occasions.” Pair with rich foods such as roast lamb, steak au poivre, or potatoes au gratin.Patience was a winning virtue in 2006.