Bell Hill Vineyards

J. Rochioli

Little Hill Pinot Noir 2018

One of the great Pinot Noirs from California that I have sampled over the past year, the 2018 Rochioli ‘Little Hill’ is a thrilling joyride from start to finish. Salted pomegranate seed and rose water tones combine with raspberry coulis and damp earth tones on this beautifully perfumed nose. The palate is utterly seamless as layers of bright red fruits mingle with umami, orange rind and salted charcuterie tones. A complete wine, this gorgeous new effort will have a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2038- 95 — 4 days ago

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Katherine Stonemason Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Katherine must be 6’3” and full of muscles. A lot of structure for the price. Too young... two nights and couldn’t get it to fully open. — 7 days ago

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Calluna Vineyards

C.V.C Calluna Vineyards Cuvée Merlot Blend 2015

When had a glass, didn’t love it. Bit enjoyed it much more when we actually opened the bottle. For a 30ish dollar bottle thought it was great. — 20 days ago

Medlock Ames

Bell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Very ‘cool’ label. Abstract art. Lovely color. Purple-maroon with a magenta rim. Deep. Violets and berries on the nose. Cinnamon, clove, tar and piney forest as well. Cranberry or mulberry too. Has an acid streak. Pretty low-soft tannins and very drinkable for a young Cab. Balanced. Nice blend of herbs and berries in the mouth. Slightly zingy. Cigars tobacco leaf over cigar box. Finish is pure Bell Mountain. This is excellent Cab & will age well, but is A-OK now. — 14 days ago

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Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Just tried the ‘18, and it’s great! Blend of 96% Sauv Blanc & 4% Sauv Gris adding an interesting dynamic to the wine & distinctive aromas. Medium lemon color, citrus, tropical & floral aromas. On the palate peach, melon, herb & earthy tones, well balanced with acidity, smooth yet robust on a long finish ending rich with wet stone character. — 10 days ago

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Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2002

Mid yellow in colour. Aromas of musk and mandarin with dried herbs and a hint of paraffin. Fresh and sprightly at 18 years of age. I was contemplating leaving this to 2022 when it would have been 20 years old and on this showing it would have made it easily. With time some peachy flavours and some sweetness. Next day - lovely honeysuckle and honeyed notes on the palate. Fulsome with stone fruits and quince - you would think off dry but in fact 12.8% ABV and fully dry. Made by the legendary Brian Croser back then. An absolute treat to have a wine like this for Sunday lunch. One of the Wines of the Year for me. — 19 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Fraser McKinley Lucky for me it was screw cap Fraser.
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Nice one Bob!
Ron R

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Great wine. Not tasted this Hanlin designation, tho.

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Happy Birthday Jim!! What a great wine. “To smell the nose is like hearing angels trumpeting at the pearly gates!” Hallelujah-this is perfection! And you guys know I don’t take this lightly! — 2 days ago

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Yes happy birthday sir
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Nice, @Peggy Hadley, and many happy returns to hubby!
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Chalk Hill

Sonoma County Red Blend 2016

Better than expected. Very affordable and enjoyable — 13 days ago

P, Trixie and 5 others liked this

Lail Vineyards

Mole Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Eric S
9.6

Total rockstar. Beautiful cool blue fruit. — 5 days ago

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Pulling some of my favorite stuff. @Eric S cheers
Eric S

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Cheers @David L ! You sent me my first bottle of this. Amazing wine.
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Looks like I need to try a bottle soon. Cheers @Eric S