Full Pull Sheridan

Hello friends. Tiny parcels today of two seriously sought-after (and rarely seen at retail) wines from a Yakima Valley superstar, special bottles just in time for the holiday season.

We’ll keep today’s offer brief because of the paucity of bottles, but I will say: Scott Greer is an outstanding vigneron, one of the rare folks in Washington stewarding wines from grape to bottle and managing both the grape-growing and winemaking roles. He and Big John Caudill have done such a fabulous job of growing Sheridan’s mailing list and wine club over the years that the flagship wines have become extremely difficult to source (a seemingly endless series of huge critical reviews haven’t hurt either).

I’m thrilled, then, that we have access to parcels (barely) big enough to warrant today’s offer. This pair is very much in keeping with the Sheridan house style: dense layers of delicious fruit; massive structure; incredible concentration.

2013 Sheridan Vineyard Singularity Syrah

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 97pts.”

This is only the second time we’ve ever been able to offer Singularity. It’s a rare bird indeed. Listed alc is 14.1%, and this pours into the glass inky blood-red. The aroma/flavor combination – marionberry and white flowers, smoked meats and high-cacao chocolate – is classic to this part of the Yakima Valley. It offers a real sense of extract and textural opulence, real palate presence, and a wonderful, lingering espressoey finish.

2013 Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 97pts.”

What’s always so impressive about this wine is how densely packed its layers of fruit are. There’s berry and cherry and currant, and then more exotic fruit goodies like peach and mango, all held up by sturdy walls of carefully-tended tannins, all complemented by subtleties of earth and jalapeno. This is a more approachable vintage of Block 1 than I’m used to, but still, in the grand scheme of things, it remains an imposing wine, one that should age in fascinating directions.

Please limit order request to 12 bottles total (mix and match as you like), and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines should arrive in a week or two, at which point they will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

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