Sterling Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot, 2.5% Petit Verdot
A silky vintage of Sterling's Diamond Mountain bottling, this has the superripe, apricot-like character that marked the area's cabernet in 2006. It melds that fruit into a fine structure, so that the tannins seem fruity, gentle and harmonious. The ferrous, earthy edge on that tannin keeps the wine mouthwatering. Serve this with roast squab stuffed with dried fruit.