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Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2016

2016 vintage — a month ago

Ira, Ted and 11 others liked this

Three Finger Jack

East Side RIdge Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine plays the outlaw image to the hilt. Lodi Cab faces off in a dusty street against Napa Cab, the fastest gun in town. They both shoot straight, but in different directions. Three Finger Jack has a nose of rustic black fruit, tar, forest floor, with only a hint of graphite. The palate leans in a more elegant direction, but still stands its ground as an “outsider.” It's a delightful drink, with plenty of pairing power and the tannic structure to prove it. — 2 years ago

Serge, P and 5 others liked this

Laurent Saillard

La Pause Gamay

Absolutely love this wine, juicy and natural to the hilt. — 4 years ago

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The Old Guard Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent wine. Earthy and big. About as good as Pinot gets. — 4 months ago

Peter, Paulo and 6 others liked this

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Superb wine surprise from special dinner guests. They know our pallet. Everyone will enjoy this. It’s a treat. — 3 years ago


Alder Springs - Emerald Pool Syrah 2006

Lights out. Knock out. Thought this might be past its prime, but the first whiff raised an eyebrow and the first sip made me howl like Ric Flair. Stunning and right at its apogee. The best Northern California Syrah I’ve ever tasted. Decadent blackberry and boysenberry, with an array of meat from coppa to bacon, and seasoned to the hilt with pepper. Clove, leather, and lavender, with savory minerality that is killer. — 3 years ago

Jason, Eric and 18 others liked this

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Lodi Zinfandel

I’ve had two cases of this in the past year - seem to grab a bottle every other trip to the cellar. It never fails to please. — 3 years ago

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Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

This is amazing!!!! One of my favorite Zins!!!!!

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

I’m not familiar with this Vineyard, but this was a delightful, full red blend. — 4 years ago

The Hilt

The Old Guard Chardonnay

2010 vintage. Santa Barbara County. Chardonnay sourced from 2 vineyards: Sandford & Benedict (55%) and Solomon Hills (45%). From the team behind Jonata. Aged 50% in neutral oak, 25% new oak and 25% stainless steel. Light brilliant yellow. Intense perfumes of white peach, lemon and flowers with a hint of coconut. Concentrated with layers of fruit, a certain minerality and crispy acidity. The oak is present but well-integrated. Long lemon confit finish . This should be even better in a few years. — 4 years ago