10 Oct Sheridan Vineyard Tasting Sat. 10/14
Saturday, October 14
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Come visit our friend “Big John” Caudill from Sheridan Winery and sample their current vintage releases. Scott Greer from Sheridan is hands-down one of the best winemakers in Yakima. We’re also sampling a lineup from Sheridan’s second label, Crossfork Creek. These wines offer a crazy amount of quality at modest prices.
2015 Crossfork Creek Chardonnay
On Sale $15.99
100% Estate Fruit, 100% Chardonnay. Younger vine, Weste Clone. Deep golden hue with ripe apricot and caramel corn in the nose. Vanilla and citrus oil notes mesh with tangy acidity and sweet oak. Full bodied and dense. A fine effort for this entry level Chardonnay. Barrel fermented for 13 months in 20% new French oak.
2015 Crossfork Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
On Sale $17.99
This is our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 20 months in seasoned French and American Oak barrels. The color is a rich and vibrant purple. The nose opens with rich dark fruits of blackberries, plums, and cassis. At first taste, you are struck by the rich texture that is accompanied by lush black fruits, spice, and anise, leading into a long finish that showcases the elegance yet power of a great Cabernet. This wine will age beautifully for 15+ years.
2015 Crossfork Creek Merlot
On Sale $17.99
A big, sexy Merlot that’s loaded with notions of cassis, saddle leather, cedary spice and toasty oak, the 2015 Merlot from Scott Greer is medium to full-bodied, ripe, rounded and savory on the palate, with fine tannin showing on the finish. Drink this St. Emilion look-alike over the coming 4-6 years.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Sheridan Vineyard Chardonnay “La Belle Blonde”
On Sale $24.99
Sporting a medium-gold color, the 2015 La Belle Blonde Chardonnay is a rich, full-flavored effort that gives up plenty of poached pear and butter apple notes in its medium to full-bodied, creamy, rounded style. It picks up subtle floral and toasted nut characteristics with time in the glass and is going to pair nicely with heartier food. Drink it over the coming year.
89 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Sheridan Vineyard Mystique
On Sale $24.99
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Mystique is killer wine! Its deep ruby/purplish color is followed by notes of blackcurrants, white chocolate, wood smoke and tobacco. Deep, plush and opulent on the palate, with silky texture, drink this hedonistic, yet perfectly balanced beauty over the coming decade or so.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Sheridan Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
On Sale $23.99
The base 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is another deep purple/ruby colored red from Scott that has considerable elegance in its creme de cassis, lead pencil, toasted bread and black raspberry scented bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, silky and polished on the palate, with terrific purity, it’s another gem to drink over the coming decade.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Sheridan Vineyard Syrah “Singularity”
On Sale $82.99
The top Syrah of the estate, the 2014 Singularity comes from the estate vineyard located on western side of the Yakima Valley and is brought up all in new oak. In 2014 (as in all vintages), it’s a meaty, beefy, smoky wine that always brings to my mind a top Côte Rôtie from the Guigal family. Smoked meats, cured bacon fat, chocolate, blackcurrants and licorice nuances flow to a full-bodied, impeccably balanced, seamless Syrah that has nicely integrated acidity, ripe tannin and a great finish. While it’s one of the more approachable vintages for this cuvee, it will still benefit from short term cellaring and keep for 15+ years.
96+ Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon “Block 1”
On Sale $112.99
More elegant and classically styled than the more plush, hedonistically-driven L’Orage cuvee, the sensational 2014 Block 1 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that was brought up all in new French oak. It’s an extraordinary Cabernet from Washington that will easily stand up to the first growths of Bordeaux in a blind tasting. Tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, toasted bread, lead pencil and spice are just some of the nuances here, and it’s full-bodied, silky and seamless on the palate, with a fresh, clean, elegant style that just begs to be drunk. Nevertheless, I suspect it will put on weight with another 2-3 years of cellaring, and see its 20th birthday in fine form.
99 Points, The Wine Advocate