All my Stormy Weather friends, in October I was honored to have my wines tasted by Mr. Robert Parker Jr.’s associate Antonio Galloni who reviews the wines of Italy, Champagne and California. On December 27th the Wine Advocate was released and I am deeply honored by Mr. Galloni’s impression of Stormy Weather. The reviews and scores are below. 

2009 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012
91 Points Antonio Galloni

“Freshly cut flowers, spices, raspberry jam and mocha are some of the many nuances that emerge from the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 has plenty of fruit and depth, but not quite the stunning, drop-dead gorgeousness of the 2008. Nevertheless, it is intriguing and beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

 2008 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012
94 Points Antonio Galloni

Cameron Woodbridge did a great job with the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, his best effort to date. Not a wine for the timid, the 2008 explodes from the glass with a rush of dark fruit, chocolate, mocha and sweet spices. Unapologetically ripe, full-bodied and opulent, the 2008 boasts stunning depth and plenty of intrigue. The equally huge, seamless finish is striking in its beauty and sheer personality. There is an awful lot to like here. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.

Wine Spectator 2016
93 Points James Laube

Mature and graceful, displaying a tannic bite that takes the flavors down a cedary oak path, with details of mocha-scented currant and crushed rock. Drink now. 648 cases made. –JL

2007 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate #204 Dec 2012
93 Points Antonio Galloni

“A picture-perfect example of the vintage, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, layered and intense. Dark plums, cherries, menthol, cloves and violets all flesh out in this full-bodied, extroverted wine. Hints of mocha and espresso appear later, adding further depth and complexity. The style is powerful and opulent, yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. A serious, deep wine, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is an impressive showing from Cameron Woodbridge. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.”

“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. I tasted three vintages, all of them promising.”