2011 Sheldon Wines, Grenache “Ceja Vineyard” Sonoma Valley.
It is impossible not to fall in love with this beautifully detailed transparent wine from Dylan and Tobe Sheldon, it is truly captivating and dreamy Grenache. Coming from Ceja’s Vineyard in the Sonoma Valley the new release from Sheldon is a medium weight lightly colored red that delivers in subtle layers rather than boldness, and it is full of pleasure and elegant in ways you don’t usually see in Grenache. The nose is alive with fresh flowers, red and white pepper and sweet lavender leading to a polished and refined palate of crushed berries, wild strawberry, plum and pomegranate essence with hints of cracked peppercorns, licorice root and a touch of new leather. This delicate wine is a true and pure translation of vintage and place that tells a joyful tale and one that lingers on the finish. This soft and silky wine is drinking great now and should provide entertainment for a few more years as well.
($40 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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