2009 Weatherly Cuveé
California: Dry Creek Valley
Whatever the Weatherly
We always enjoy our visits with Sheldon Wines and we absolutely love their wines. Today, we are just thrilled to bring you their 2009 Sheldon Wines Weatherly Cuvée, a delicious blend that our entire tasting panel adored. This wine get’s a highly recommended for any fan of juicy red blends.
The mouth is as full as can be, with lush, bold and delicious fruits that are bigger than the nose initially indicates. The wine is complex and integrated with soft tannins and a plush and leathery feel. An unconventional blend, our entire tasting panel chose this wine as the highlight of our tasting.
Pair this very food-friendly wine with a rich Lamb roulade with dried plums or a Provençale ratatouille.
Dark and concentrated maroon with pretty ruby edges. Thin tears fall swiftly down the glass after swirling.
Rich and ripe with dried cherry, black currant, chocolate covered blueberry, cocoa dust and blackberry. As the wine opens, it reveals subtle thyme, California bay tree leaf and dried violets.
Blackberry, fresh black cherry with spiced black cherry candy. As the wine breathes, it delivers additional hints of savory herbs.
Ultra long and lingering with soft, plush tannins that support the fruit and earthiness all across the palate.
What the Winery Says
Old Vine Field Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
Only 200 cases captured into bottle.
A sultry and seductive wine.
Stephen Tanzer 91 Points Vivid ruby. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes red- and blackcurrant, cherry compote, potpourri and pungent herbs. Fleshy and sweet, with bright black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Finishes sappy and very long, with lingering smokiness and a hint of licorice.
About the Winery
Once upon a time, on a dark and stormy night…
A girl and a boy met in a Wine Bar. Some wine was sipped, a kiss was exchanged and a short five weeks later they were engaged. With a longing for adventure and a shared dream of making wine they sold their meager belongings and embarked on a winemaking trip around the world.
Fate took them across the globe to New Zealand, where in a winery on the bay they sorted, crushed, pressed wine and built barrel pyramids. Long work days left them cold, weary and profoundly happy. With harvest done, on a sunny autumn day in May, they stood barefoot in the Malbec Vineyard and exchanged vows of love, committing to live life fully together.
On they journeyed to land in the hills of Gigondas where ancient secrets of fermentation is whispered on the wind. They listened and sipped knowledge from a glass. Returning home penniless they settled into a winery that had ‘hung up its spurs’. With a borrowed a basket press and a lot of foot stomping they created their first 420 cases of Sheldon wine in 2003. Now you know the beginning of the adventure and today you become a part of the adventure. Cheers, Tobe Sheldon Fearless Leader & Sippy Director