2015 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck, 1st January 2019 
97 Points Even better than the 2014, the brilliant 2015 Stormy Weather offers slightly more oomph and exotic qualities as well as fabulous notes of jammy blackberry, blueberries, white flowers, and espresso roast. Flamboyant, sweetly fruited, sexy, yet perfectly balanced, it’s a sensational 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. The 2015 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the Samual Brannon vineyard in Calistoga, that spent 28 months in new French oak. Hats off to winemaker Cameron Woodbridge for this brilliant wine. Maturity 2019 – 2039″

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 29th Oct 2018,
96 Points Lisa Perotti-Brown The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet) was aged for 30 months in 100% new French oak and an additional six months in bottle. Medium garnet-purple colored, it gives perfumed red and black currants, cherry cordial and earth with cigar box notions. Full, rich and very spicy in mouth, it’s wonderfully plush with seamless freshness, finishing long and earthy. 321 cases produced.. Maturity 2018 – 2036″

2015 Wandering Star Cabernet Franc

Jeb Dunnuck, 1st January 2019 
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck Not far off the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the 100% Cabernet Franc 2015 Wandering Star reveals a ruby/purple color as well as a complex array of earthy dark fruits, damp earth, spring flowers, and hints of vanilla. It’s a gorgeously layered, seamless Cabernet Franc that has moderate tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. It will deliver the goods over the coming 10-15 years. Maturity 2019-2034

Wine Advocate, 29th October 2018
91 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown Made of 100% Cabernet Franc aged 30 months in 80% new French oak, with an additional six months in bottle, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Franc Wandering Star gives up a beautiful resiny nose with a core of kirsch, redcurrants and mulberries plus pencil shavings, menthol and earth. Full and rich with an herbal lift and grainy tannins, it finishes long and perfumed. 172 cases produced. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030

2015 Northern Gale Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate 29th October 2018
95 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 30 months in 30% new French oak plus an additional five months in bottle, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Northern Gale gives up notes of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches dark chocolate, licorice and earth. The palate is full, firm and concentrated with layers of vibrant fruit and great length. 264 cases produced.”

Jeb Dunnuck, 1st January 2019 
94 Points

Lastly, the 2015 Northern Gale is all Cabernet Sauvignon raised in 30% new French oak. It’s another rock star wine from winemaker Cameron Woodbridge and offers a charming, forward style in its kirsch and black cherry fruits, cedarwood, spice, and lead pencil aromatics, silky tannins, and layered, mouthfilling texture. It can be drunk today with plenty of pleasure but will keep for 15-20 years as well. Maturity 2019-2034

2014 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck 1st January, 2019
95 Points

The 2014 Stormy Weather (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a more ethereal, elegant Cabernet that has lots of purity in its crème de cassis, white flowers, toasted spices, and graphite aromas and flavors. Hitting the palate with medium to full body, silky tannins, and perfect balance, it’s one of those wines that grows on you with time in the glass. Drink it any time over the coming 15+ years. Maturity 2019-2034″

2014 Wandering Star Cabernet Franc

Wine Advocate 31st Jan 2018
91 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown

“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Franc Wandering Star opens with expressive scents of black forest cake, cassis and allspice with a waft of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied with plenty of rich, savory fruit and a cedary/earthy hint, it’s framed by grainy tannins and finishes on a lingering spicy note. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2031

2012 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Advocate 31st Jan 2018
94 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown

“The deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up aromas of cassis, blackberries and black cherries with violets and earthy/savory notions in the background. The full-bodied mouth is soft and rich with velvety tannins and a lively lift to the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2031

2012 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon

Jeb Dunnuck 29th December 2017
94 Points

From sites in Calistoga and St. Helena aged 30 months in 100% new French oak (followed by two years in bottle), the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Stormy Weather is a ripe, forward, sexy 2012 that offers terrific blue fruits, violets and spring flower aromatics. With a beautiful floral character, full-bodied richness, notable freshness and purity, and the exuberance and charm of the 2012 vintage, drink it anytime over the coming 15-20 years.”

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.”