Lillian Winery

Lillian Winery

California Dundee Syrah

It has been awhile and it went perfectly with my lamb. Bonus was my wife enjoyed it also! — a month ago

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The Glories

No. 02 Chardonnay Blend

I feel glorious, glorious. Macklemore

A chance to try the Glories, Antica Terra, and Lillian wines by Maggie Harrison. These were spectacular. Truly elegant wines. (The Glories were 2018 & ‘19, Syrah was 2013). @Classic Wine & Storage
— 10 months ago

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Shay A

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Love Lillian and Antica Terra wines. Wish they would have poured at Fort Worth too!
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Shay A bummer they didn’t get out there. We had a few South Lake and Frisco people in for the tasting. Definitely try to catch it when they are back in the area, it’s a great one.

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache 2013

Shay A

My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.

Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak.
— 3 years ago

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Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

@Shay A Any notes on other wines tasted in this grouping?
Shay A

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@Joseph Barsky : There were so many it was hard to focus on them all, but I did write down the following: 2016 Lillian! So much lifted fruit in an elegant profile. Reminded me of Andremily’s Syrah. 2011 God Only Knows showed more depth than the 2011 No Girls. 2013 Saxum Terry Hogue was VERY good...lots of spice and grilled dark fruits. 2013 SQN Female was hedonistic...all encompassing style. 2006 Chateau de Beaucastel was nowhere near as good as the 2007.
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

@Shay A. Great tasting! Thank you.

Lillian Winery

Gold Series No. 03 Syrah

Shay A

Last of a 3-pack and another wine (and producer) that I always ask “why don’t I buy more of this?”, especially as prices climb for so many others, yet these stay fairly consistent. Consumed from bottle over the course of an afternoon.

Gold label (extended barrel age). It’s tempting to want to compare these to SQN (or Andremily) due to winemaker, and while they share many similarities, Lillian seems to have a more elegant and floral profile. Deep black/purple in the glass, immediately smells of green whole cluster spice, black peppercorn, lavender and black berry fruit. The palate is very spice driven (herbal, pepper), with ripe red and dark fruit (raspberries, blackberries), and potpurri. Nothing about this is rich or extracted. Still sports a grippy finish, but the acidity right now keeps this well balanced. May get a tiny bit better, but this seems to be in the zone at the moment.
— 7 months ago

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Bryan Kesting

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Agree Shay. Nice note.
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@Bryan Kesting : You were the first person to open one of the gold labels for me! Hope to see you back down this way soon, my friend!
Norman Gennaro

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Like both and think you might have put me in them way back when? Found them at K&L which makes it easy for me to add given the cellar is over loaded

Lillian Winery

California Syrah 2014

Syrah isn’t my favorite varietal but this is pretty good. Sweet oak and jammy fruit on the nose. Dark purple. Big and juicy blackberries and cherries. Oak and spicy. — 5 months ago

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Lillian Winery

Gold Series No. 04 Syrah

Still a total baby. Needs a lot of air but after that a smooth beast. — 10 months ago

Paul, Tom and 17 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo 2017

The unicorn Rosé from Valentini! I’m not really a fan of still Rosé generally, other than Prieure Roch, Lillian and now this one! Deep, intense and complex with wonderful texture and density. Some reduction. Crushed cherries, blood orange, red roses, smoked herbs and wet stones. Finishes with very good length, precision and energy. — 3 years ago

Clive, Josh and 5 others liked this


Pemberton Viognier 2019


Surprise banger, tropical fruits on the nose but lovely textual palate — 3 years ago