The Hilt

The Hilt

Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Lots of fruit, I’d probably prefer the single vineyard wines. — 14 days ago

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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. — 4 years ago

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Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

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


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. — 4 years ago

Jason, Eric and 18 others liked this

The Paring

Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

Delectable Wine

The Paring’s 2019 Red is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend from the team at Jonata and The Hilt. It soars from the glass with wild flowers, herbs, blood orange and red-fleshed fruit. Elegant and nuanced, the Red is also a tremendous value. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2022) — a month ago

Shay, Severn and 17 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. — 4 years ago

The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2012

Huge fruit forward.. Velvet finish — 4 years ago

The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2014

Wow. This is a great wine. — 5 years ago

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. — 3 years ago

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Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

I’m not familiar with this Vineyard, but this was a delightful, full red blend. — 5 years ago