Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2002

Settled, yet youthful. Red purple. Rich fruit and a strong backbone. Plenty of life ahead. I can’t add much to the excellent Vinous note. — 7 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Blewitt Springs Grenache 2011

Great Grenache. Lovely way to start a vacation. — 15 days ago

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Penfolds

Max's Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2015

Named after Grange creator, Max Schubert. Adelaide Hills developing as a premium region for Chardonnay. A modern nose of funky solids and nougat. Not a blockbuster on the palate but quite restrained and elegant with grapefruit and mineral notes. Someone like Penfolds cannot afford to make an average wine and this is anything but average. Great QPR for only $35. — 2 days ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

La Source Seven Springs Estate Pinot Noir 2016

medium reddish purple; raspberry, rhubarb, dried leaves, campfire, subtle floral notes; tart red fruits, stony minerality, long peppery finish; medium body, high acidity, polished tannins, 13.5% ABV; sourced from the summit of the famous Seven Springs Vineyard and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak; $75 — 10 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Moritz Clarendon Syrah 2006

Another Clarendon Hills aged wine I found recently. Spicier and leaner than the Brookman or Liandra Syrah but still full bodied. Very enjoyable — 9 days ago

Antica Terra

Angelicall Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

Terrific rose of pinot noir from Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra. This is not your garden-variety rose: serious skin contact time coupled with her incredible wine-making abilities has produced a really substantive wine. Reminds me a bit of Manfred’s SQN roses (not surprising, I guess, since Maggie worked with Manfred for I believe a decade or so before striking out on her own with what I think is the best winery in the Willamette Valley). Do yourself a favor and try to snag some of this. Terrific juice. — 6 days ago

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Shay A

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I am about as big a fan of this rosé as anyone. Regardless of price, I absolutely love it. I know you also enjoy Andremily (as do I)…have you tried their rosé? It’s bigger and more rich in style, akin to SQN rosés, more so than the Angelicall. But, I believe those three rosés belong in a category all to their own!
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, I have had thd Andremily (only bought 3 - should have gotten more, because these will age for a couple of years. Check out Paix sur Terre’s rose of mourvedre. Lighter style, but Ryan Pease is growing those mourvedre grapes specifically to make rose.

Katlav

Wadi Katlav Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Pronounce nose of delicate perfume. Medium to dark garnet color, pallete with barrel influence. — 5 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Liandra Clarendon Syrah 2005

Another Langton’s mystery special. Typically rich and full bodied with very ripe fruit. So luscious and sweet verging on prune-like richness. Very enjoyable. — 17 days ago

Sea Smoke

Sea Spray Blanc de Noirs Sta. Rita Hills Sparkling Pinot Noir 2015

Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits, blossom and yeasty notes, fine creamy mousse and tiny rapid bubble flow, full-bodied, ripe apple and pear on the palate, citrus and some spice, nice acidity, well balanced ending with toasty mineral notes. Nice! — 5 days ago

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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.
— 3 days ago

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