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Sheldon 2011 Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)

  1. $48
Sheldon’s Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is exquisite. Very light in color (and alcohol level at 12.9 percent), it opens with gorgeous raspberry and violet aromas. Fully satisfying from start to finish, it has a lush mouthfeel, cherry spice high tones and a long, easy finish that will tempt you to want more. This is a beautiful wine. Only 60 cases made.  — V.B.  (9/1/2013)
94
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Sheldon 2010 Roma’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)

  1. $45
An ebullient, gorgeous example of cool-climate Pinot Noir from an 1,800-feet elevation vineyard at the north end of the Anderson Valley. Sheldon’s Roma is classic in its layers of nuanced cherry, raspberry, spice and acidity. Focused and intensely delicious.  — V.B.  (3/1/2013)
94
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Sheldon 2009 Ripken Vineyard Graciano (Lodi)

  1. $48
This might be one of the most interesting wines being made in California right now, a tiny production, 12%-alcohol Graciano, a grape native to Rioja and barely found in California. The wine is bright and very European, full of white pepper, cranberry and leather notes, high in acid and very clean, though it’s unfined and unfiltered. It lasts and lasts, getting…  — V.B.  (10/1/2011)
93
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Sheldon 2004 Unfiltered Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $25
This is a new brand for me, and they’re off to a promising start with this dry, minerally Chardonnay. It packs a punch with upfront lemon and lime, passion fruit and pineapple flavors that are pushed forward by great acidity, while oak adds a fine appliqué. This wine is notable for its balance, elegance and sheer deliciousness.  — S.H.  (4/1/2006)
92
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Sheldon 2010 Ripken Vineyard Graciano (Lodi)

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  1. $42
For the second year in a row Sheldon has turned out a lovely, spicy, highly unusual Graciano from Lodi’s diverse Ripken Vineyard. Give it time in the glass and be rewarded with peppery spice, bright almost-sour red fruit (pomegranate and cranberry, mostly). This wine is a master class in balance—mild in alcohol yet bursting in flavor, acidity and personality.  — V.B.  (5/1/2013)
91
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Sheldon 2007 Deviant Velocity Petite Sirah (Lodi)

  1. $28
A complex, dark-cherry-flavored Petite Sirah, this is marked by bright fruit and tame tannins, giving the wine a mouthwatering vibrancy. Intense but full of life, bottle aging has helped this wine, as it often does with a variety like Petite Sirah, which can be overwhelming when young. In this case, the years have opened it up, lending an elegance that makes the…  — V.B.  (2/1/2013)
90
points

Sheldon 2006 Kendric Vineyard Pinot Noir (Marin County)

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  1. $45
Sheldon has overcome the problems of the past with this dry, impressive Pinot Noir. It’s pleasingly tart in coastal acidity, with a silky texture housing complex flavors of cherry preserve, pomegranate, cola, cocoa, and Asian spices, with a hint of sweaty leather.  — S.H.  (11/1/2009)
90
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Sheldon 2012 Weatherly Rosé (Lodi)

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  1. $22
Sheldon makes this rosé from Graciano sourced from Lodi’s eclectic limestone-soiled Ripken Vineyard, where it also sources grapes for a red version of the wine. Beautiful in its rose petal-red color, this wine opens with aromas of baked strawberry, watermelon and charcuterie, and is dry, crisp and meaty throughout, with a kick of spice on the finish. Only 72 cases made.  — V.B.  (10/1/2013)
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