Tasting Notes: Sheldon 2010 Vinolocity Blanc – Sonoma Coast Rhone Blend

It’s a only matter of days and hours until I spend 2 days in the Rhone mecca of Hospice du Rhone, so as I work tonight, I am sipping and paying homage with a white Rhone blend from small local producer, Sheldon. I had originally intended to review their Grenache based Vinolocity cheapest viagra online a few weeks ago, but it was one of those nights where I just enjoyed the wine too much to put thoughts

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keyboard. Should make Eric Asimov proud after his comments at the last Bloggers conference.

 

I recommend Sheldon winery regularly to Sonoma visitors, although I have only reviewed one of their wines, officially, to date. (It was, however, one of my highest ever scoring red wines.) Tobe and Dylan have a true passion for making wines that are unique, expressive, and truly artisanal.

 

2010 "Vinolocity Blanc"

 

Review: Sheldon 2010 Vinolocity Blanc – Sonoma Coast Rhone Blend

 

I fell in love with this wine during Wine Road Barrel tasting weekend in 2011 and bought futures, something I do rarely for whites.

Like all Sheldon wines, this is unfined, unfiltered. Only 13% alc. A blend of 50% Viognier (with skin contact), 25% Grenache Blanc, and 25% Roussanne.

 

To The Eye: Light yellow straw color, quite clear and bright. (Who says unfiltered means cloudy.)

On The Nose : Tangerine, white peach, white grapefruit, spice.

In the Mouth: Nice mouth feel from combination of acidity and Malolactic. Citrus at front palate, viscous slightly tropical mid palate, and an interesting pleasing finish of acidity and slight nuttiness.

Recommendation: Only 100 cases made, suspect not much left, grab a bottle before extinct. $28 online or at the winery in Santa Rosa. 90 points.

 

Related Articles:

 

Countdown To The 20th Anniversary of Hospice du Rhone #HdR2012

 

Wine of the Week – Sheldon 2009 Graciano Ripkin Vineyard, Lodi

 

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