Mission Hill

Grosset

Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2010

As expected petrol nose. Time in the decanter did not provide much relief. Some folks would not even taste given the nose. Once you get past the gasoline lots of material. A concentrated wine with tons of citrus fruits . Concentrated and powerful with many years to go. Singular! — 10 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I don’t get it not even taste it?
Tom Casagrande

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I actually like some petrol myself!

Philip Togni Vineyard

Tanbark Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

David T
9.2

Nice evolution and well integrated. 92 that pushes 93.

The other wine from the great Napa producer, Philip Togni.

The mouthfeel is supple, round, soft, yet meaty and tarry tannins. Ripe, juicy, rich; blackberries, baked plum for days, dark cherries, black raspberries, hues of raspberries & boysenberries. Black licorice, berry cola, muddy, volcanic clay, herbaceous notes, soft baking spices, slightly, melted chocolate, dark spice with a touch of heat, coffee, dry crushed, rocks, dry stem, dry tobacco, new leather, oak to cedar shavings, volcanic ash, dark, slightly withering, red, blue flowers framed in a field of endless violets, rainfall acidity, great balance, nice tension/structure and a smartly polished finish that last a full minute.

If you own, I would drink over the next 3-4 years before it starts to slide.

Photos of; Philip Togni vineyard, barrel room, vineyard soil & Philip Togni and his daughter Lisa.
— a month ago

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Stony Hill

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005

Once I read this had a drinking window of 2008- 2040 by John Gilman I had to try it. Definitely not close to being a pop & pour so maybe he’s on to something with these. 2010 vintage has a drinking window to 2060😳 — a month ago

David, Jan and 15 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Ted
9.2

A new favorite of mine. Limes and peaches. — 9 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Lovely vintage In a perfect spot showing the classic La Mission character with its red & black fruits, cedar, leather, graphite, mineral, dried herbs & cigar box. — 8 days ago

Aaron, Ira and 7 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Vine Hill Ranch Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

This bottle was great. — 21 days ago

Tom, Bob and 2 others liked this

Jasper Hill

Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 1999

A exploration of nine 1999 Cote Rotie - Syrahs and Shiraz on their 25th anniversary. Another Aussie ended up being my #2 — 8 days ago

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Ron R

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Dude, you kidding, Jasper Hill has always been near the top of the totem pole!
Eric Urbani

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@Ron R well I’m a believer now! Surprised my top two were Aussie vs Cote Roties and US syrahs…

Colgin Cellars

Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Happy Valentines Day! What a great wine to celebrate my love and bride of 25 years — 17 days ago

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Porter Creek

Fiona Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Love Porter Creek small vintner needs a bigger following IMO — a month ago