Deep garnet in color with aromas of cherries and blackberry with a waft of summer sweet pea blossoms. Flavors of bing cherry and blackberry jam with big, soft opulent tannins that carry through the mid-pallet into a long fruit bomb fin-ish. Drinking beautifully now but will easily age 10-20 years.
The 2015 was fermented in small format stainless steel tanks. Cold soaked 5 days prior to fermentation. Tempera- ture maintained below 80 degrees and a post ferment ex- tended maceration of an additional 5 days.
Cooperage: 100% New French Oak,
Barrel Aging: 30 months
Bottle Aging: 7 months prior to release in 2018 Production: 321 cases
Jeb Dunnuck: Even better than the 2014, the brilliant 2015 Stormy Weather offers slightly more oomph and exotic qualities as well as fabulous notes of jammy blackberry, blueberries, white flowers, and espresso roast. Flamboyant, sweetly fruited, sexy, yet perfectly balanced, it’s a sensa- tional 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. The 2015 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Samual Brannon vineyard in Calistoga, that spent 28 months in new French oak. Hats off to winemaker Cameron Wood- bridge for this brilliant wine.
97 Points—Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)
Wine Advocate: The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cab- ernet) was aged for 30 months in 100% new French oak and an additional six months in bottle. Medium garnet-purple colored, it gives perfumed red and black currants, cherry cordial and earth with cigar box notions. Full, rich and very spicy in mouth, it's wonderfully plush with seamless fresh- ness, finishing long and earthy. 321 cases produced.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2036
96 Points—Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate Oct 2018)
Appellation: Calistoga, Napa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 & 337
Harvested: September 2015