Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 09 🎄

🎅 Santa says “Opulent, Exotic & Spicy are also words Mrs Claus uses to describe me 😊 it is that Erotic 🤔 ”

📝 I say a wine I’ve been dying to try for donkeys years & it sure delivers but it’s darn expensive Ho bloody Ho - at least it’s not over syrupy like many from here 😉

⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Nyetimber Brut Rose NV

📍 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

🏵 94 points

🍇 Chardonnay

🍷 Golden rich yellow

👃 Soft melon & pineapple driven tropical exotic fruits, honey & vanilla w/ a touch of mineral, citrus, green apple, cut grass & a light smokey spiced oak & date backbone

👄 Med+ body of waxy opulent creamy tangy citrus & green apple through punchy tropical gooey fruits in med acidity w/ a fine mineral & honey touch

🎯 Long mouth coating citrus & tropical honeyed fruits linger w/ a touch of dry lime, green apple & minerality linger
— 4 years ago

Chris, Ron and 16 others liked this


Demi-Sec Chardonnay


The wine is clear and bright with a medium lemon colour.
The nose is clean and fully developed, showing medium+ intensity aromas of lemon peel, rye bread, brioche, green apple and hints of honey.
The wine is medium-sweet, with a high well-integrated acidity. It has a medium alcohol and a medium+ body. It has medium+ intensity flavours and a medium finish.
It is a very good quality wine. Demi-sec are not my style, but it has a wonderful balance between acidity and sweetness, and it shows a quite decent complexity provided by autolytic and maturity notes. However it is a bit short.
— 7 years ago

Digby Wine

Reserve Fine English Brut Sparkling Blend 2010

At the home of Dean and Margy Glasgow who have a share in Digby. Very similar to a good French Champagne and compared to Nyetimber. Bready aromas with Citrus. Good intensity and length developing complexity at 9 years. Very impressive. — 3 years ago

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with Hugh and Georgina
Scott, Aaron and 13 others liked this


Classic Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend 1998

Pretty amazing British bubbles. Good age on this. Golden in colour. Nice structure and acid... rich yeast toast apples. — 6 years ago

Velma and Daniel P. liked this


Première Cuvée Brut Blancs de Blancs Chardonnay

What I've been hearing about English sparkling wine is true, based on this sample. Creamy mousse, soft bubbles. Licorice. Apples. White peach. — 6 years ago


1086 Chardonnay Blend 2009

17/20 (93/100) Вряд ли в слепой дегустации можно отличить это вино от шампанского. Богатый, насыщенный аромат засахаренных яблок, пчелиного воска и мёда, лимонного мармелада и сдобной булки. Высокая кислотность, насыщенное во вкусе. Отлично! — 3 years ago

Joshua liked this

Gilles & Romain Collet

Brut Crémant de Bourgogne White Blend


Thanksgiving day two 11/25/17. Blind tasting vs KS and Nyetimber. Ranked as equal to KS on day one but better on day two. — 5 years ago


Traditional Method Brut Sparkling Blend

Floral notes, not super fuzzy, med. acidity #englishfizz — 6 years ago


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2008

English sparkler to celebrate — 8 years ago