Illinois River Winery

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Camille Proud Merlot Blend

Dark fruit flavors, easy on the tongue — 15 days ago

Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2008

David T

The replacement for the 2010 Bucher Vineyard that showed just enough V/A to dump it.

The 08 Westside Road Neighbors was in fine shape. Love their fruits & profile at this age.
— 3 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Light and acidic. The more time in my glass, the more I enjoyed. Red fruit. Tart. Would love to try this again in a couple of years. — 5 days ago

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Year Of The Rooster Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 1917

Oct 3 2020

Color: very deep red garnet with no sediments. Dark cherry plum floral and cream vanilla nose, with floating scents of spice and very subtle cedar. Taste — dark cherry cola hits the pallet with a bang—luscious and bold! Mid pallet brings out the spices and cream vanilla flavors with a long chocolate espresso finish. A nice structure and could lay down for awhile still. A favorite Pinot of mine!
— 17 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Enjoyed today with takeout from the #2 restaurant on the island (#1 was paired with the DuMOL Chloe 2015). I will definitely say that this wine is a little more full bodied and a little rounder than the DuMOL but it just didn't seem to be as dynamic. Enters with a lot of round character, but then goes to more of an acidic presentation as it goes to the mid-palate. Tart lemon creme brulee seems to be the number 1 note here. There is an herbal presence towards the finish. Even though this was last year's release, it still needs 2-3 years in bottle to really express itself. Still after about an hour it really did show more intensity and complexity and went well with redfish, crab, crawfish and calamari. Definitely better with food, whereas the 15 Chloe would have mopped the floor with or without anything. If you're going to drink this one now, you might as well just put this in a decanter for 2-3 hours beforehand. Or cellar through 2030, with the peak probably sometime in 2025. — 17 days ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ending the summer on the Cape, I went to a Fav. Pale yellow with pleasing aromas of citrus and peaches. One of the few barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc's which adds a wonderful toasty oak flavor setting this wine apart from the rest. Complex palate of flavors, fresh fruit, lemons, grapefruit, peaches and Asian pears. Slight earthiness with a smooth and creamy well balanced finish ending with a gentle sweet character. Very nice! Consistent quality! Thanks Merry Edwards!! — 17 days ago

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James Halliday

Hunter River Traminer Riesling 1979

Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.

After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
— 12 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Great experimentation Cec. There would be some hidden gems in Halliday’s huge cellar.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Bob McDonald I feel like I will pour some in the sink😄😄, but the good ones are going to be unforgettable. I did get some old whites from the Hunter that might be fireworks...or not😅


Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

From last night, the 2016 Eastside is spectacular - second only to the Lauren in my opinion (at least for this vintage). Fantastic. — 3 days ago

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Agree with that 16 vintage from Mark

Jolie-Laide Wines

Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2019

White flowers, tangerine, melon, mineral, med acid, beautiful round texture 😍 — 3 days ago

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