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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #980. Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1975

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 92+ JG.
"Ironically, the 1975 Sterling Reserve cabernet is still on the young side (or that was the case with this bottle) and needs more time and is currently not as interesting to drink as the regular bottling from this outstanding vintage. The deep and still youthful bouquet offers up a blend of black cherries, a touch of tariness, menthol, dark soil tones, cigar smoke and a whisper of wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and still on the primary side, with a rock solid core, tangy acids and a very, very long, youthful and still pretty tannic finish. I am sure more complexity will emerge here with further bottle age, but today, this is a bit outclassed by the regular bottling from 1975. Time will tell if the ’75 Reserve will eventually blossom more completely and catch or surpass the lovely regular cabernet in this outstanding vintage." John Gilman, View From the Cellar #76, Aug 2018
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Notes: Very top shoulder, very lightly scuffed capsule, very lightly wrinkled label.
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Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $150

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