Sterling Vineyards

Old Friends
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 206
Vintage

2014

Sterling Vineyards

Old Friends

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Blend from Sterling heritage vineyard sites which feature low yields and superb tannin structure
  • Hand-harvested, sorted three times and fermented as whole berries in our state-of-the-art reserve winery
  • Aged 20 months in 70% new French oak stored underground in our 30,000-square-foot cave
  • Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a touch of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot for balance and complexity

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a blend from Sterling heritage vineyard sites which feature low yields and superb tannin structure (Diamond Mountain, Bear Flats, Tamagni and Barlow vineyards). The grapes were hand-harvested, sorted three times and fermented as whole berries. This wine was aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak and stored underground in Sterling’s 30,000-square-foot cave. The composition includes Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a touch of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot for balance and complexity.


Harry Hansen

Winemaker, Sterling Vineyards

Winemaker, Harry Hansen

Prior to being named senior winemaker at Sterling Vineyards, Hansen held the position of director of winemaking for Edna Valley. Hansen's tenure with Edna Valley began in 2001 as winemaker and was ultimately promoted to director of winemaking in 2008.

Country born: United States

Education: Harry has a degree in genetics from University of California, Davis and went on to receive his master's in enology, also from Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Commitment to quality, vision, and teamwork.

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