Franz Hill Vineyard

Franz Hirtzberger

Hochrain Smaragd Riesling 2012

Still young and crackling with intensity after a little air exposure. Nose is herbal with fresh ripe peaches and creamsicle, palate is texturally supple with tangy tangerine, yellow pit fruit, apricot, pineapple, finish is stony and nicely bitter. I think it’s not too far away from peak given how quickly it opened up but could evolve a while longer. Going to forget about the next bottle for a few years — 5 days ago

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Beautiful.

Franz Haas

Manna Schweizer Riesling Blend 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Exuberant nose. Spice, lychee, sugar snap peas, mineral, floral and clean air. So aromatic and focused while being exuberant. Palate is elegant and gorgeous. Brilliant clarity and apricot skin fruit and appealing bitter aspects. Straddles that sweet/bitter line so well. Such a serious and deep wine. Structured and compact. Finishes very mineral. Elegant, complex and salty. So good. Really really long. So energetic and elegant at the same time. Tasted 3 vintages and loved all three. Seems like it will be very versatile with a variety of dishes. — 19 days ago

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Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2016

Great recommendation from the local wine shop!

Light gold color. Petrol and flowers on the nose. Crisp and bright, with excellent balance. Had before and after dinner, so is very multidimensional. Loved it!
— 13 days ago

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Ron R

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Try their Gaia cab, too.

Walter Scott

Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

“Village Meursault ? Roulot? I’m told no, not even French, 🤔. American😳? Yes. Oregon ? Yes. That is as far as I got. Please take it out of the bag. Reductive nose but a laser like focus in the mouth . A taser like finish of citrus . Will purchase a bottle just to see what this becomes in 5-8 years. — 7 days ago

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Eric

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I’ve only had their Chardonnay so far.
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@Eric @Jan de Weerd delectable is impossible with this “glitch”
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@Jan de Weerd I don’t know where my last comment went.  

Scherrer Winery

the Hill Scherrer Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

2016 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel “The Hill” Scherrer Vineyard Alexander Valley once again Delectable can’t id my wine. This is delicious young, purple and red fruited, lively and fresh. — 5 days ago

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Bell Hill Vineyards

Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2016

Always a treat to try a Bell Hill Pinot Noir. Quite light in colour. Wonderful florals of violet, roses and a stalky whole bunch note - a nose reminiscent of Vosne Romanee. A light to medium weight palate showing more body than the colour would indicate. Strong Sous Bois character with red fruits and great persistence. I have very few wines from Canterbury NZ but on this showing, should have more. This is Bell Hill’s 2nd ranked Cuvée. I have a few bottles of their 1st ranked Cuvée but they need more cellar time before popping the cork, as does this Old Weka Pass 2016. A great Pinot with further potential. — 14 hours ago

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Ravenswood Winery

Old Hill Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 2015

Throwback for me. As Zin was my go to grape in the 90s, the single vineyard Ravenswood wines were my favorites! I visited in 1999/2000ish and drank from the barrels.

900 cases made, this has a bold blueberry and black pepper nose, mint adds on the palate, a bit more mellow than I remember it, which is great for my older taste. Medium plus body, medium tannins.

92 points
— 3 days ago

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Had a large Zin collection in the late 90s early 2000‘s. Just a few bottles now in my cellar. 
M. Christopher Roebuck

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@David L 1994 !!!! Ridge, Ravenswood, Turley ... Good stuff!
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@David L 1994 !!!! Ridge, Ravenswood, Turley ... Good stuff!

Lingua Franca

Bunker Hill Chardonnay 2016

Silky smooth, baked apples, petrol, and mineral ether. So clean. — 7 days ago

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Claire Hill

Vieilles Vignes Brézème Syrah 2016

Slightly green and stern initially, with air this opened and was classic N Rhône Syrah - violets, iron, blood, fine firm tannin — 12 days ago

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Idlewild

Fox Hill Vineyard Nebbiolo 2017

Light and a little too fruity on the first night, but we moved on to another, waited another day, and then a much stronger showing. — 3 days ago