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Press and Reviews

Sherwin Family Vineyards

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, September 30, 2011
• 92 Points | Drink now through 2021
“A stylish effort, ripe, complex, supple and layered, with a mix of black cherry, wild berry, road tar, graphite and cedar notes. Full-bodied, turning supple and elegant on the finish, where the tannins are ripe and fleshy. 1,182 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2007 Cobalt
Napa Valley

Wine Spectator, November 15, 2011
• 92 Points | Drink now through 2020
“Offers good intensity, focus and depth of flavor, built around ripe currant, plum, mineral, espresso and tobacco flavors. Full-bodied, turning supple and elegant, this is gaining and should improve. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 150 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2006 Cobalt
Napa Valley

Wine Spectator, October 31, 2010
• 93 Points | Best from 2011 through 2020
“Intense and concentrated, with a complex mix of dark berry, currant, tar, black licorice and game scents. A muscular wine, ending with chewy, extracted tannins. Needs decanting. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. 200 cases made. ”–JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, October 15, 2008
• 93 Points | Best from 2009 through 2015
“Creamy oak and hints of dill give this a supple mouthfeel, yet the ripe currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit is elegant and stylish, gaining depth and momentum and ending with a long, intricate finish. 1,270 cases made.”–JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2005 Cobalt
Napa Valley

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2010
• 93 Points | Best from 2010 through 2017
“Complex and concentrated without being heavy or overdone, this offers layers of ripe currant, black cherry and plummy berry fruit that’s full-bodied and tightly focused, with a long, persistent finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. 250 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, May 15, 2007
• 93 Points | Best from 2008 through 2014
“A big, rich, intense and tightly focused style, with layers of red cherry, wild berry, earth, mineral and savory herbs and spices. Picks up a nice touch of anise and ends with firm, ripe, integrated tannins, with a dash of cedary oak. Decant. 1,120 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, May 15, 2006
• 92 Points | Best from 2007 through 2013
“Firm and intense, with aromas of melted chocolate, dried currant, herb, sage and cedary oak. For all its size and concentration, it remains elegant and balanced,finishing with integrated tannins and hints of mineral and sage. 1,200 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, November 15, 2004
• 92 Points | Best from 2006 through 2012
“The flavors are rich and pure, built around ripe plum, currant and cherry, with a dash of earth, spice and floral character. Firmly tannic. A highly successful mountain-grown wine that manages to smooth out the rugged tannins and provide a supple, polished texture. 740 cases made.”–JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

1999 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, October 15, 2002
• 92 Points | Best from 2005 through 2014
“Dark, rich, intense and sturdy, packed with ripe, deeply concentrated blackberry and black cherry fruit, supported by lively acidity and firm tannins. It’s built for short-term cellaring. 250 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

1997 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, October 31, 2000
• 92 Points | Best from 2003 through 2010
“Very ripe, loaded with black cherry, plum and wild berry flavors shaded by a peppery edge. Turns tight and tannic, with currant and blackberry on the finish. 160 cases made.” –JL
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Sherwin Family Vineyards

1996 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Wine Spectator, February 29, 2000
• 92 Points | Best from 2003 through 2012
“Combines elegance with a tightly wound core of currant, cedar, coffee, olive and sage flavors, turning bright with black cherry notes. Tannins firm up on the finish. 235 cases made.” –JL
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