Adelaide Hills

S.C. Pannell

Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2016

Smells and looks exactly like a good Langhe. Brick red with aromas of dried cherry, menthol, mint and other herbs. Medium weight palate - M plus tannins; M plus acid - typical again. As good as anything I’ve had as a Rosso from Piedmont. Myself and fellow judges made this the Grand Champion of the Toowoomba Wine Show in 2019. Also Trophy, best other variety red, 2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show. Have written previously about Steve Pannell’s expertise with alternative varieties. — 17 days ago

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Jamie Lauder

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Rajat Parr Wine Club

Romance Domaine de la Côte Chardonnay

@Delectablewine This is RPWC’s Romance Chardonnay. Made from the first vintage of new plantings at Domaine de la Cote. In the Sandhi style. Light in color. Intensely lemon/lime, wet limestone, sea air. Assertive acid, especially up front, but balanced with a nice creamy roundness. — 11 days ago

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Sea Smoke Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Best bud’s 40th birthday bottle. A little throw back as the first Foxen bottle that changed our lives was a ‘04 Sea Smoke. — 2 days ago

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Lansdowne Wines

Super Plonk Pet Nat Sauvignon Blanc Gewürztraminer 2021

Super Plonk 2021 Pet Nat from Lansdowne Wines in SA’s Adelaide Hills is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurtztraminer grapes 🍇

I loved this spunky little number we bought from Good Pair Days!

It’s a pale cloudy yellow shade in the glass. Think tropical fruit bomb with florals, fresh herbs and spring air. It’s tangy, zesty and bloody scrumptious if you ask me. I need more of this on my life.

All opinions are my own. Drink what you enjoy!
— 22 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Any bottle with Plonk in the name at least gets +1 from me! Creative marketing 👍

Gentle Folk Wines

Rainbow Juice Adelaide Hills Rosé Blend

Not bad for a rose! Refreshing and sweet, doesn’t feel too serious. Normally not much a sweet or rose girl, but this one feels very light and summary. A nice little sugar treat for an afternoon snack while still feeling sophisticated. — a month ago

Domaine Drouhin

Arthur Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2020

Sublime. Exactly what I am looking for in a chard. Tasted apples and lemons, wonderful balance. Felt like mersault. Perhaps my new favorite. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2011

Nicely made from Raj’s 1st vintage of this wine. Polished & balanced with everything in check & nothing over the top. This has plenty of years left. — 6 days ago

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Secret Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Israel. Feels like a Napa Cabernet.

Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, coffee, cola, spices, earth, chocolates and peppercorn.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Full-bodied and bold with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would Age nicely in the next five to seven years. Has good potential to become a 94+ wine.

Entertaining and engaging. Smooth and elegant.

Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Unfiltered. Kosher and Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 8 days ago

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Shaw and Smith

Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2019

Great example of the varietal from the region. More than just the berry fruits, balanced with earthy and peppery overtones. Really good — 22 days ago

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Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Sparkling Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Sparkling Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 , Lake County, California

Light salmon in color.

On the nose black currants, raspberries, spices, citrus, green apples, minerals, herbs and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, earth, peppercorn, green apples and light grapefruits.

Nice length on the finish with spices and limes.

This is a delicious sparkling Rosé from Lake County in California.

Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Spicy and entertaining. Not bitter nor tart. Just right.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I really enjoy these Cabernet Sauvignon sparkling wines.

Good by itself or with food. Easy drinking and good for parties. I paired it with a pulled chicken salad and a gorgeous view.

12.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 2 days ago

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