14 Mar Sheridan Vineyard Tasting
Saturday, March 16
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join us as we welcome back our good friend “Big John” Caudill from Washington’s best winery for one of our most anticipated annual tastings! This is some serious juice. If you haven’t experienced it yet, get on board!
2016 Sheridan La Belle Blonde Chardonnay
On Sale $24.99
Looking first at the Chardonnay from winemaker Scott Greer, the 2016 La Belle Blonde offers medium gold color as well as a rich, ripe, pedal to the metal style in its buttered peach, ripe pineapple, and spicy, buttery aromas and flavors. It stays clean and balanced on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity and classic, dry finish. I suspect it’s best enjoyed over the coming year or three.
88 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Sheridan Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
On Sale $24.99
Always a good value, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon offers lots of Cabernet character in its blackcurrant, lead pencil, green tobacco, and spicy oak aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, sweetly fruited, balanced, and already a joy to drink.
90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Sheridan Vineyard “Mystique”
On Sale $24.99
From another great vintage for Washington State, the Bordeaux look-alike 2016 Mystique is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc that’s all from the estate vineyard on the western edge of the Yakima Valley. Its deep ruby color is followed by a spicy, savory, herbal, yet textured and full-bodied red that has loads of red and black fruits, some spicy oak, and a clean, dry finish. It’s already impossible to resist yet should keep for 7-8 years.
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Sheridan Vineyard “L’Orage”
On Sale $49.99
Medium garnet. Deep notes of Black Raspberry, cassis, wild thyme and sagebrush with whiffs of Black Cherry Kirsch in the nose. Full and lush on the palate. Grilled meat juices, dark berry pan sauce and savory notes upfront. Bright acids carry the mid palate revealing layers of earthy black plum and sweet vanilla. Finishing smooth and supple with fully integrated tannins leading
the way. Lip smacking acidity and perfect balance bode well for long term aging. A freshness in this wine that is hard to describe, the savory notes cannot be understated. Possibly the greatest wine produced from this estate. Best from 2022-2035 or decanted overnight.
2015 Sheridan Vineyard “Block 1”
On Sale $112.99
The Cabernet Sauvignon dominated 2015 Block 1 is another sensational effort from winemaker Scott Greer. Brought up in 100% new barrels and hitting 14.1% natural alcohol, it offers up a heavenly perfume of crème de cassis, spicy oak, graphite, and tobacco. This gives way to a ripe, concentrated, plush Cabernet that has sweet tannin, a big, opulent texture, good acidity, and a great finish. It’s approachable today with a decant, but will be better in 2-3 years and keep for 15-20 years.
96+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Sheridan Vineyard Syrah “Singularity”
On Sale $82.99
The 2015 Syrah Singularity is another terrific vintage for this cuvee, one which always reminds me of a top Cote Rotie (or Hermitage?) with its savory, rich, meaty style. The 2015 sports a deep ruby/plum color to go with a big bouquet of blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, and hints of black olive tapenade. With medium to full-bodied richness, ripe, polished tannin, and a great finish, it checks in slightly behind the crazy good 2013 (and 2014), but blossoms with time in the glass and has a solid decade of prime drinking ahead of it.
95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc “Boss Block”
On Sale $45.99
Deep garnet. Notes of vanilla cranberry chutney, iodine, pomegranate molasses and candied orange zest in the nose. The sensory overload continues with five spice, fresh marjoram, lavender and raw leather. A real Tour de Force of aromatics. The palate is succulent and juicy with cassis, Chambord, Tamari and orange liqueur upfront. The mid palate show the marriage of brilliant acids and lush tannins mingling harmoniously. Finishing flavors of black licorice, fennel sausage and Sechuan peppercorns linger for 60 seconds. Drink now through 2030.