Monday, February 20, 2017
2010 Sheridan Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon....$119.99
The incredible 2010 Block 1 comes from estate vineyards and is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 28 months in French oak. Massively concentrated, with a slightly backwards, brooding profile, it offers up an ultra-rich, meaty bouquet of smoked black currants, sage brush, mint, dry-aged beef and brown spice that gives way to a full-bodied, muscular 2010 that has a serious amount of fruit and texture that’s cut by juicy, lively acidity and ripe tannin. Disjointed right on opening, it improved beautifully over the evening (and consecutive days) and should be decanted for an hour or more if drinking anytime soon. It’s a unique, thrilling effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2016-2030.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
2011 Sheridan Boss Block Cabernet Franc...$47.99
A Cabernet Franc dominated release, the 2011 Boss Block spent 25 months in 50% new and 50% one-year-old French oak barrels. Due to vintage conditions, Scott opted to use less toast on the barrels for this cuvee. Coming from tiny yields, it gives up a rich, medium to full-bodied and approachable style to go with notions of chocolaty dark fruits, spice, dried flowers and sweet oak. Supple and up-front, with a soft mid-palate, it nevertheless is beautifully balanced and will evolve gracefully for upward of a decade.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate