1976 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon [1.5L Magnum]


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Tasting Notes:

90 points John Gilman

The drought vintage of 1976 took its time softening up, but today, it is one of the best-drinking vintages of cabernet from the superb decade of the 1970s. Ric Forman’s cabernet from this vintage is really lovely right now, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of desiccated cherries, cigar ash, lovely spice tones, just a whisper of chipotle pepper, cigar wrapper, a fine base of soil and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and still nicely tangy, with a bit of the vintage’s tannin still perking up the finish, fine focus and grip and a long, very nicely balanced and vibrant finish. Like so many of the very top 1976s, this still has plenty of life in it and will continue to drink very well for many years to come.  (8/2018)

Bottle Size:

1.5L Magnum

Storage History:

Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


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