Wine Spectrum’s #2 Wine of 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley
Wine Spectrum Rated 96: Stormy Weather is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from low yield hillside fruit from Sugarloaf Mountain and Howell Mountain. Fermentation was done partially in stainless steel and partially in French oak puncheons. Aged 2 years in 100% new French oak. Bottle aged 2+ years. This wine is small production and of uncompromising quality.
Bursting from the glass are aromas of crisp, bright red fruits and baking spices, with hints of cocoa dust and brambly earth. The palate shows juicy, jammy raspberry, cassis, and blackberry fruits, with well integrated nuances of French oak and tannins. There is great depth and structure in this wine, and the element of freshness is exceptional. Slightly leaner and more elegant than the 2008 vintage, the newly released 2009 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon is ready to drink now, but can be cellared for several years.
Cameron Woodbridge learned to make wine working alongside his brother, Jayson Woodbridge, at Hundred Acre. The Stormy Weather Cabernets, however, have their own distinct personalities. – Wine Advocate, Dec. 2012
Our clients cannot get enough of Cameron Woodbridge’s Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon. We have had such success selling this amazing wine that we have sold through over a quarter of the winery’s total production. The 2009 vintage is Cameron’s 4th release of Stormy Weather – and it may be his best vintage yet! Take advantage of this brand new release before it sells out, as there will be no 2010 or 2011. Cameron has such commitment to excellence that he sold of the fruit from those vintages as they did not meet his high standards. The next release will be the highly touted 2012. When a wine is this good, one case just won’t be enough!
2015 wines of the year release schedule
12/15: #2 ranked wine
12/16: #1 ranked wine
12/18: #11 – #25 ranked wines
12/21: #26 – #50 ranked wines
12/21: 2015 Winemaker of the Year
12/22: #51 – #75 ranked wines
12/23: #76 – #100 ranked wines
1/4: Top Chardonnay’s of the Year
1/7: Top Pinot Noir’s of the Year
1/11: Top Cabernet Sauvignon’s of the Year
1/14: Top Other Domestic Red’s of the Year
1/18: Top International Wines of the Year
1/21: Top Wines of the Year under $60