Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills

Romas Grenache 2007

Alex Lallos

Drinking awesome. Starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors but still full throttle. Silky and suave but with the wild character I love about Clarendon hills. Very Rhône like — 11 days ago

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Antoine Tête de Cuvée 2015

In decanter for 5 hours; deep ruby; pronounced intensity aromas of deep black fruit, black plum, black cherry , blackberry, potpourri, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, powerful fruit flavors balanced with structure, very concentrated and complex — 11 days ago

Severn, Chris and 3 others liked this
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Wow @Allison Lyzenga Some hefty scoring from you, I've wishlisted this, but have been enjoying all your Israeli wine posts recently, it's an area I've never tried yet.
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@Severn Goodwin Scores may or may not have been affected by the charming winemakers’ enthusiasm for the wines at this barrel tasting 😏. But of course I try to stay objective.
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@Allison Lyzenga I love that you rate cleanly and objective! Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving.


Judean Hills Syrah Blend 2016

Yatir Winery Yatir Creek 2016 Judean Hills, Israel

A pretty color of dark ruby with a nice reddish rim.

Stinky nose of black currants, blueberries, barnyard, vanilla, oak cloves, spices, earth, wet leaves, black pepper, black tea, dark coffee, pencil lead, vegetables and bitter herbs.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, vanilla, spices, coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Syrah blend from Israel. Feels like a good quality Chilean Red Blend.

I let it open up for 3 hours, and the stinky nose was still there. As it opens up it becomes tastier, so be patient.

Still young and needs 3 to 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.

An interesting wine to drink and talk about. If you are familiar with their Yatir Forest, this is its baby brother. This has the potential to get to 92+ points in 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 76% Syrah, 12% Tannant and 12% Malbec. A very unique blend from this area. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 2 days ago

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Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 2010

Much better than the first bottle I had a while ago. Will store the remaining bottles for a few more years. Much smoother now and very enjoyable — 11 days ago

Sea Horse Winery

Take Two Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2018

Barrel tasting of 2018 vintage; deep ruby with magenta hues; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe black fruit, blackberry, black plum, plum jam, dried blackberry, intense vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, a very intensely flavored and concentrated wine, balanced structure; this winery loves to make BIG wines — 10 days ago

Paul, Jody and 1 other liked this

Sea Horse

James Chenin Blanc

Barrel tasting of 2019 — Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, baking spices, savory greens, capsaicin; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very interesting, can’t wait to see how this develops — 11 days ago

Severn, Paul and 2 others liked this

Clarendon Hills

Hickinbotham Syrah 2005

Delicious fruit forward wine — 2 days ago

Clarendon Hills

Moritz Clarendon Syrah 2003

It is amazing that after so many years this wine would still have this much fruit, concentration and flavour. — 21 days ago

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Tzora Vineyards

Misty Hills Red Blend 2017

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of mushroom, ripe red and black fruit, plum, black cherry, earth, wet leaves; dry, medium acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very concentrated flavors with ripe fruit and earthy mineral, very good — 12 days ago

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Zena Crown Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2014

David T

Closing the night with Penner-Ash. Had this upon its release at the winery. It shows nice evolution...rounder, elegant with softer spice.

The body is ruby, ripe & full. The wine is brooding on the nose & palate. It’s a well extracted, sweeter version of burgundy. Ripe, ruby; dark cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries & hints of floral blueberries & raspberries. The spice is dark with a little heat, soft; clove, nutmeg & vanilla, mixed dark berry cola, black licorice, river stones, limestone, some crushed rocks, moist clay, dark, moist, turned earth, some fresh herbs & eucalyptus, pine tree sap, dark, melted chocolate with fresh & slightly candied; dark, red, blue flowers set in violets. The acidity is round and like a cool shower on a warm day. The long finish is ruby, ripe, well balanced, polished that falls into dark spices on the persistent long set.

Thanksgiving dinner part II.
— 10 days ago

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@David T David looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Cheers 🦃🍷
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@P A it has! I need a break now. Hope all is well in BC. Cheers! 🍷🥂