A blend of four varietals, the 2009 Sterling VC Meritage combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot in a complex California wine. The fruit begins with cherry, plum and berry. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot dominate, providing full-bodied, concentrated fruit, cedar spices and sturdy tannins. Petit Verdot and Malbec lend depth, joined by sweet mocha and vanilla notes from oak aging. A great pairing with steak, pork or lasagna.