Hello there Alleged Blog Readers! Long time no sip! Sorry about that. Been off on a wee adventure to Scotland and England and I didn’t have my trusty laptop with me. Since coming back from vacation we’ve had a bit of a rocky start, but I think this wine is a turning point. You’ll be hearing about our across the pond adventures soon, but for now, I’ve got to tell you about this wine.
To: Alleged Blog Readers
Date: November 17, 2015
Wine: 2012 Sterling Vineyards Limited Edition Celebration Red
A wee bit on the dry side for me, but it’s a deep and rich delight. Dark, heavy fruit, with a hint of leather. Almost meaty. It’s getting a wee bit cold outside here in the States, and it paired excellently with our Italian Wedding Soup. Chewy tannins leaves you feeling slightly dry and wanting more. A lot of complexity for a red blend, and one that’s worth more than just a sip.
A California blend of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and “other red varietals.” This was one of my Last Bottle deals. My lawyer #winesquad and I bought a case and I ended up with three bottles. Sadly, given how good this wine is, this is nowhere near enough. For $15 a bottle, this was truly an epic deal. It retails for $20 on the Sterling Vineyards website, and even at that price it’s a good deal.
Sterling Vineyards has about 1,200 acres throughout Napa where they grow a variety of grapes. Founded by an English expat in the 1960s, so clearly this was the perfect choice to open upon our return from the Motherland.
 Death in the family and car troubles. That being said, I’m now the proud owner of a $631.12 Toyota water pump.
 Courtesy of Price Chopper. Obviously.
 Husband kept pouring so that worked out well.
 You gotta believe me when I tell you it’s an amazing website. Free shipping if you buy enough (usually 4-6) and the wines are consistently outstanding.
There’s a group of five of us winos. We go in and buy wine together on the regular. Our receptionist sees the wine boxes arrive at the office on a weekly basis. She thinks we’re totally nuts, but she’s discreet. #YOLO #lawyerlife