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Oakridge

864 Charlie's Block Chardonnay 2011

Nothing to add to my previous notes. A well made Chardonnay from Chardonnay specialist, David Bicknell. Made in the leaner style. Travelling well at 10 years. — 2 days ago

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Oakridge

Local Vineyard Series Hazeldene Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Treads the middle path between citrus and stone fruit - more lighter than full bodied. From one of Australia’s Premier exponents of Chardonnay in David Bicknell. No malolactic. Opened another bottle 27 weeks later on 16th April 2020 with similar notes. Very well made and great drinking for the price. — 2 years ago

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Ferrari-Carano

UNA (1) Alexander Valley Grenache Blend 2017

An excellent wine. Dry up front, balanced fruit, long finish. FC Club $38 — 2 years ago

Oakridge

864 Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Some struck match aromas but not as lean as prior tastings in 2015. Filling out with more stone fruit/peach notes. Great intensity on the palate - like the old school dessert Lemon Delicious. Interestingly I had the standard Oakridge Chardonnay also from 2010 a few days ago and the step up in Intensity with this 864 is like comparing a Village White Burgundy to a Premier Cru. David Bicknell is considered as one of Australia's better Chardonnay makers. — 4 years ago

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Oakridge

Local Vineyard Series WillowlakeVineyard Chardonnay 2018

A reminder of what an excellent winemaker David Bicknell is particularly with Chardonnay. This was worked to some extent but not overdone. More in the citrus than stone fruit spectrum with a toasty overlay. — 2 months ago

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Ming L

Ming L

Find memory of visiting the winery. Brought the Barkala Vineyard Chard and the 864 Oakridge Vineyard Cab all the way back to the US.
Bob McDonald

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@Ming L Yed - a quality winemaker. Good you made the effort.

Lillian Winery

California Dundee Syrah 2009

Full throttle yet dialed in and under control! First time with Maggie’s wines as I’ve sat on this now for six years and I was not disappointed.

After a three hour double decant; deep, inky purple in color; intoxicating floral perfume and lavender on the nose, liqueur, and meatiness; palate is so smooth and plush, with blackberry and blueberry compote, subtle smokiness, kirsch liqueur, mild black olive, definite lemon curd zing on the mid palate; the 15.2% alcohol is under control as I get no heat or burn; this is rich but such a smooth drinker. Just wonderful.

And for those who care...drinking tonight in celebration of Liverpool FC the 2019 European Champions!
— 2 years ago

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Shay A

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Love this stuff!
Trent Fletcher

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@Shay A So good! Figured 10 years and my boys winning were good enough reasons to open! Definitely one I will look for again.

Ferrari-Carano

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Who doesn’t like FC wines. So amazing — 9 months ago

Lazy Creek Vineyards

Middleridge Ranch Pinot Noir 2016

Superb right out of the bottle. Dry, with a distinguished nose. Paired beautiful with a hearty pork stew. FC club. — 2 years ago

Cantina Sant'Andrea

Oppîdum Secco Moscato di Terracina 2014

Mid Gold in colour. The tell tale grape pulp aromas of the Muscat grape with florals - “sweet pea” said my good wife. On the palate fulsome fresh grapey flavours finishing dry with a skinnsy bitterness. From the region of Lazio where the principal city is Rome with the famous football (soccer) club of the same name - Lazio FC. — 2 years ago

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Oakridge

864 Block A6 Willowlake Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Mid Lemon in colour. Notes of Citrus fruit more than stone fruit. On the palate the wine making techniques using sulphur post fermentation to prevent malolactic conversion and preserving high acidity was used. M plus intensity on Palate but in the leaner style compared to Margaret River. Wine Maker David Bicknell was just awarded the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the Year. — 4 years ago

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