Hilliard Bruce

Hilliard Bruce

Earth Pinot Noir 2014

Fruity, not too tannic. A nice version of Pinot from a winery that closed too soon. — 15 days ago

Hahndorf Hill Winery

GRU Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2019

Served blind by me at Sue Bell’s dinner party with Bruce Redman. After being tricked by Sue all week with blind tastings at the winery I was determined to get square. She was up to the task getting just the state wrong. Once I said Adelaide Hills she knew it was a Gruner. Hahndorf Hill are acknowledged as the best producers of Gruner in Australia. Taking its lead from the GV’s of Austria’s Kamptal region. Grapefruit, Citrus and stone fruit. A multi award winner on the Australian Show circuit. A gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards London 2020. — 6 months ago

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Simon Gilligan

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@Bob McDonald have only had their Cabernet (which was quite delicious). Will have to find a bottle.
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@Simon Gilligan Quite close to a cellar door visit from where you live. Worth the trip to taste all their GVs. I was a bit disappointed with their Blaufrankisch but I don’t have much experience with this varietal.

David Bruce

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

One time I spoke with David Bruce in his tasting room about what pairs best with his Pinot. I think I finally decided it goes great with a beautiful sunny day. Excellent wine, you better give it a try! — 8 months ago

David Bruce

Shell Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah 2011

David Bruce Winery Petite Sirah Shell Creek Vineyard 2011: Dark. Bold. Lush. Soft tannins with graceful palate flavors of blackberry, boysenberry & a touch of spice. Great week to all! Cheers🍷 — a month ago

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Redman

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

We shared this wine with Bruce Redman and his wife Winnie, who brought it to Sue Bell’s dinner party at her house In Penola a week ago. The Redman family’s wine heritage in Coonawarra goes back 113 years to Bruce’s grandfather Bill Redman in 1908. A privilege to break bread with Coonawarra Royalty. Bruce graduated from Roseworthy and spent 2 vintages in Bordeaux before returning to the family winery. This 2013 came from a good vintage with great structure for the long haul. Showing good black currant intensity with leafy, minty, notes on a medium weight palate. Still a long way to go. — 6 months ago

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Hilliard Bruce

Sun Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

I guess it’s closed wineries day with my posting, as Hilliard Bruce unfortunately had to close its doors a couple of years ago due to John Hilliard’s health. This a simple but elegant pinot with classic SB fruit on the nose, nice balance on the palate, and a graceful finish. Not convinced this will improve any more (it’s actually probably on its downslope), so I’d recommend enjoying this one now). — 8 months ago

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David Bruce

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2000

Leather, prune, spice. Light body and mild tannin. 2000 drinking well in 2020. Elegant — 9 months ago

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

From Magnum, lots of Oakville power & concentration; Bruce Phillips & François Peschon make great wine! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻 — 4 months ago

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Laura Milton

Laura Milton

This was fabulous, Billy! Thanks for sharing!
Billy L.

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@Laura Milton -Glad you enjoyed it, probably should have decanted; whatever…🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
Laura Milton

Laura Milton

Still epic!

Tyrrell's Wines

HVD Single Vineyard Semillon 2029

Bruce is the boss y’all. Get some! Toasted sourdough topped with butter and freshly made lemon marmalade. — 2 years ago

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Diatom

Hilliard Bruce 2016

No, this is not a QAnon cuvee - that would be an empty bottle because we all know wine doesn’t really exist: it’s a lie created by the Deep State to steal your money - it’s another awesome chard from Greg Brewer’s Diatom operation. For those who haven’t had it, the Diatom wines are truly unique. Fermented at low temperature to suppress malolactic conversion (around 40 F if memory serves) and never seeing oak, this is like a Grand Cru Chablis on steroids. Incredibly pure fruit with bracing acidity, but high enough in alcohol to produce a beautifully balanced wine. The label took a hiatus for a couple of years during Greg’s transition away from Melville (I still have one bottle of the 2005 Clos Pepe from the first vintage), but its been back for a few years now. At ~$40 a bottle, you will not find a better QPR chardonnay anywhere. Great stuff! — 8 months ago

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Enjoyed reading this. Cheers