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Sheridan l'Orage Yakima Valley 2007

Member Review by Matt Walker:

There are very few wines I come back to year after year but this is one of them. A blend of Cab Sauv and Cab Franc that is powerful yet harmonius. A woody and floral nose mingles well with the intense ripe blackberry jam. On the palate is dried lavender, herbs, more jammy blackberries, and a hint of tobacco. The Cab Franc rounds out the midpalate very well and adds complexity. Sheridan's wines drink well young but also age wonderfully.

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Sheridan Vineyard:
In 1996 Scott Greer (Owner/Winemaker) stumbled upon 76 acres of land in the Yakima Valley now known as Sheridan Vineyard. Little did he know that this would lead to an unexpected career change from finance to wine making. In 1997 he planted four acres and his first harvest came in 2000, which produced a Syrah and a red wine blend now known as L’Orage. Currently, the vineyard has been fully deve... Read more
In 1996 Scott Greer (Owner/Winemaker) stumbled upon 76 acres of land in the Yakima Valley now known as Sheridan Vineyard. Little did he know that this would lead to an unexpected career change from finance to wine making. In 1997 he planted four acres and his first harvest came in 2000, which produced a Syrah and a red wine blend now known as L’Orage. Currently, the vineyard has been fully developed with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. As a self taught winemaker Scott has learned that all great wines start in the vineyard. This has lead to a focus on sustainable farming which has become the basis for a healthy and balanced vineyard. Scott knows that there is still much to learn in this rapidly evolving industry,but he feels that the future of the Yakima Valley and the Washington wine industry is unlimited and we truly have the ability to produce world class wines. "From day one my goal has been to produce wines that express the unique and special qualities of this amazing property called Sheridan. My work at Sheridan is a passion and a labor of love. Each vintage I hope to be better than the last; ultimately producing wines of strength, balance and beauty." Read less

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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03/22/2012

There are very few wines I come back to year after year but this is one of them. A blend of Cab Sauv and Cab Franc that is powerful yet harmonius. A woody and floral nose mingles well with the intense ripe blackberry jam. On the palate is dried lavender, herbs, more jammy blackberries, and a hint of tobacco. The Cab Franc rounds out the midpalate very well and adds complexity. Sheridan's wines drink well young but also age wonderfully.



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