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Sheldon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
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  Sheldon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
Item Number:13 20 221 09
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EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 IWC  90 
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Sheldon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
Sheldon is a “Micro-Winery” crafting only single vineyard designate wines. Grapes are all sustainably farmed, hand harvested and basket pressed. Many small lots are hand bottled and hand labeled. A few special vineyards only yield enough for a single barrel (just 25 cases). The Sheldon’s have worked hard to remain true to their dream. Their winery is a labor of love. They apply a minimalist approach to winemaking. After harvesting and sorting clusters by hand, fermentation goes along slowly and naturally in small open top fermenters. Punch downs, of the fermenting grapes, are done by hand many times a day. They gently press using the 3/4 ton basket press. The new wine is aged in primarily neutral French Oak, allowing the flavors of the vineyard and vines to take center stage. The wines are gravity racked according to lunar cycles, until being sent to bottle unfiltered and unfined. Only 150 cases were produced of this Cab sourced from the Louvau Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley. The vines here range in age from 21 to 70 years. Steve Tanzer scored this 90 points saying “Deep ruby. Dried cherry and redcurrant on the nose, with notes of tobacco and licorice adding complexity. Offers bright red fruit and floral flavors given spine by gentle acidity. Gains sweetness with air and finishes long, spicy and with very good focus. This youthful wine should age gracefully but drinks well now, with some aeration.”

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