American winemaker Will Berliner has taken the wine world by storm. Sweeping the 2013 Margaret River Wine Show with his inaugural 2010 vintage of Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon, his boutique winery continues to garner praise from critics and consumers alike. Going beyond traditional winemaking philosophies, Berliner has proven that breaking the rules can yield big results.
As a lifelong passionate botanist, Berliner’s original intention was to grow avocados, not grapes, on his land. When he learned that his half hectare plot possessed the perfect climate for viticulture, he decided to try his hand at winemaking instead. As a self-described industry outsider with no connection to wine, he felt free to adopt a completely individualistic approach, planting and caring for his vines in a way that just happened to be reminiscent of Old World wineries.
Cloudburst’s philosophy is simple: the winery uses a hands-on, chemical-free, cost-intensive approach to make the very best wine possible – in miniscule quantities. They produce in the region of 450 cases per year, the vast majority of which are immediately snapped up on release by some of the world’s top restaurants - from California's The French Laundry to NOMAD in New York.
As the UK's exclusive distributor of Cloudburst, F+R is delighted to be able to offer a Collection Case for the first time. This represents a unique opportunity to taste or collect a selection of the winery's stand-out micro-cuvées. The Cloudburst Collection Case comprises two bottles each of the Cloudburst 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Malbec and 2015 Chardonnay.
With such rarity, quality and sheer 'drinkability' on offer, Cloudburst is the cult wine every connoisseur should have in their collection.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.