Black Hills Estate Winery

Black Sheep Finds

Holus Bolus Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

Roasted purple flowers and berries... sprinkled with pepper. Very enjoyable now with a bit of air. — 20 days ago

Trixie, Bob and 11 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petite Sirah 2017

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, sweet cedar, light earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and smooth

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light earth and herbs.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Lake County. A nice sipping wine that doesn't need food at all. Easy drinking with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter.

This Single Vineyard is tasty, spicy and interesting. Really enjoyed the nose here.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

100% Petite Sirah grapes where grown at 2,200 feet of elevation. Aged in (40% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 150 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65
— 13 days ago

Tom, Doctor and 13 others liked this

Walter Scott

Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2016

Black cherry, blackberry, wet soil, leather, fresh acidity, deep and long 🔥 — 19 days ago

Josh, Jonathan and 15 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of wildflowers, blueberries, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, spices, black pepper, chocolates, dark coffee and earth.

Full bodied smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Drinking very nicely now, with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will be nice to revisit this in a few years, and see how it evolves.

Good right out of the bottle, but so much better after 2 hours of airtime, when it becomes so aromatic. Loved smelling on it for a long while.

Grapes are grown on rocky red volcanic soil, at elevation of 2,200 feet. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit verdot. Aged in (80% new) French Oak barrels. 1800 cases produced.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$75.
— 7 days ago

Daniel, Jonathan and 13 others liked this

Andrew Will

Sorella Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

I’m excited about this acclaimed Washington State Bordeaux blend from Andrew Will, named after the founder’s (Chris Camarda’s) nephew, Andrew, and son, Will (now winemaker).

Sorella is a single vineyard wine coming from the Champoux Vineyard, just five miles from the Columbia River, in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Columbia Valley, Washington. This particular wine was named Sorella – meaning sister in Italian – a tribute to the winemaker’s late sister when it was first produced in 1994.

It is comprised of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.

This is a deep ruby wine.

On the nose it has medium(+) intensity of developing aromas. Aromas include baked blackberry, cassis, black cherry, also potpourri, licorice, green bell pepper, chervil, anise, black licorice, black pepper, clove, leather, earth, and sweet tobacco.

On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium(+) finish.

Andrew Will, Sorella, Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. Vintage 2011. ABV 13%.
— 20 days ago

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Ochota Barrels

Kids Of The Black Hole Riesling

Mineral, lime zest nose; lime, grapefruit peel, high acidity - this is from Australia ?? — 14 days ago

Dragonette Cellars

Black Label Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Don’t like it as much as their single vineyard as it is heavier bodied and more Oaked. But it is still very nice. — 6 days ago

Yatir

White Mt. Amasa Viognier Blend 2018

Wow. A favorite white wine here. 52% Chenin Blanc 39% Viognier 9% Roussanne. So very delicious. Crisp, tart, floral, just the right balance. Very complex and interesting. YUM!! — 4 days ago

Vanessa, LM and 6 others liked this

Melville

Estate Syrah 2015

awesome wine, crazy long black pepper finish, smooth, mild tannins, great bottle from a great winemaker — 8 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Color of different shades of purple with mix of ruby tone. Nose is nice with elegant aldehyde, plum, a bit chocolate, sweet dried strawberry, oily paint, and the nose keeps coming. Nose is far different from conventional Pinot Noir, but more like high end Barolo. Taste follows the nose with addition of coke cola flavors, a bit minty and zesty, a bit vanilla sweetness, low tannins and hint of ripe berries. Silky and flavorful. Aftertaste is long and shows some more ripe grapes. A gem. — 2 days ago

Mike, Vanessa and 2 others liked this