12 Mar Sheridan Tasting with Big John!
Saturday, March 14
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
It must be springtime because THE MAN is here! Big John is not only one of the best tasters we know, but also an amazing resource on the wines of Washington. Come on by and say hello and sample the new vintages of some of the best this state has to offer!
2017 Sheridan Vineyard Estate Chardonnay, Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $18.99
Medium gold. Ripe honeydew melon, sweet peach and vanilla spice in the nose. Medium bodied with bright acidity and fruit clarity. The palate shows the peach notes, caramelized pineapple and brioche. Layered and full on the back of the palate. Finishing with spicy barrel notes, baking spices and a touch of honey. 100% Wente clone Chardonnay. 13 months in 25% new French oak. Unfiltered. 400 cases produced. Drink now through 2024.
2017 Sheridan Vineyard Estate Chardonnay “La Belle Blonde,” Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $26.99
The 2017 Chardonnay La Belle Blonde is a solid effort and this cuvee is always made in a richer, full style. The 2017 has a medium gold color and a powerful bouquet of ripe orchard fruits, toasty oak, spice, and brioche, with just a hint of honeyed pears. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, and concentrated, it’s a ripe, fleshy, nicely made Chardonnay to drink over the coming year or two.
90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Sheridan Vineyard “Mystique,” Yakima AVA
On Sale $23.99
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Mystique, which has already been bottled, offers a complex, Bordeaux like vibe as well as lots of black cherry and currant fruits intermixed with lead pencil, dried earth, coffee bean, and licorice. I love its aromatics and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges, terrific balance, and just a classic Sheridan Vineyard style. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming decade as well.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Sheridan Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $23.99
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon offers impressive black cherry, currants, sandalwood, and licorice aromas and it’s more medium-bodied and elegant on the palate compared to the Merlot. With terrific balance, present, ripe tannins, and outstanding length, it’s going to evolve nicely for over a decade.
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Sheridan Vineyard “L’Orage,” Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $49.99
The Cabernet Sauvignon dominated 2016 L’Orage, which normally includes some Cabernet Franc, offers a dark, earthy, herbal style in its red and black fruits, cedarwood, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, with enough firm tannins to warrant 4-5 years of bottle age.
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc “Boss Block,” Yakima Valley AVA
On Sale $45.99
While still exceptionally young, it already yields a serious core of dark fruit, damp forest, bitter chocolate and fresh herbs. Massive and rich this full-bodied wine that has an a kaleidoscope of aromas, voluptuous texture and a fully loaded mid-palate. The highly concentrationed style and superb freshness is a hallmark for Washington and specifically this vineyard. A great finish wraps up the brilliant effort.