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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 942-3300



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The Sterling Vineyards winemaking team believes that our wines should express true varietal character. We craft each wine with this in mind, choosing gentle techniques tailored to bring out the aromas and flavors that each grape variety develops in the terroir it likes best. The resulting wines have exceptional quality that shines anywhere, with intriguing complexity that brings out the best in a wide variety of cuisines.

Grapes for our Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Shiraz wines are harvested at full ripeness and brought to the winery in small boxes. After careful hand-sorting, grapes move through the crusher-destemmer machine and on into oak tanks—or in some cases stainless steel tanks—and are inoculated with native yeasts for primary fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wines are transferred to oak barrels. Here the wines undergo malolactic fermentation in which harsher malic acid is converted to softer lactic acid. Following malolactic fermentation, wines are gently racked from barrel to barrel, leaving their sediment and lees behind. Depending on the varietal, vineyard, and vintage, winemakers give the wines 12 to 24 months of aging in carefully selected oak barrels. Barrels range in type of oak, in age, and in levels of toast—and each variable imparts different characters that interact with and complement a wine’s aromas and flavors.

Amenities
  Features:
Gardens
Visitor Center
Family Friendly
Art Gallery
Meeting Space
Wine Education
Romantic
Varietals as 2010:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Zinfandel
Pinot Noir
Sangiovese
Syrah
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio
Viognier
Pinot Gris
Viognier
Malvasia Bianca
Syrah
Muscat/Moscato
Appellations:
Los Carneros
Diamond Mt.
Oakville
Rutherford
St. Helena
Yountville
Oak Knoll
Calistoga
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