Daws Hill Vineyard

Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2004

Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 3 days ago

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Frequency

Watch Hill Vineyard Syrah 2017

What an amazing wine considering it’s youth! On the nose there are great notes of black cherry and a slight hint of smoke. The palette bring this wine into a completely different level. Up front the fruit is is amazing mid palette the milk chocolate begins to appear and the win finishes with a great balance of cherry and chocolate!!! If you can cellar this beauty  — 4 days ago

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1988

This took a little bit of coaxing to come out. It was very reluctant.
Originally in the decanter for 4 hours. Then Decanted twice more and put through the aerator twice.
Raisins, Pastry, biscuit, brioche, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, coconut, chocolate, coffee, fig, prune, cooked blackberry, dried raspberry, cooked black plum, tar, forest floor, earthy, tobacco, game, vegetal, wet leaves, savoury, meaty.
Dry, medium plus acid, medium tannin, high alcohol, medium plus intensity, medium body, medium plus finish.
Outstanding quality
Drink now, potential for ageing, under 10 years.
— 6 days ago

Domaine Serene

Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Medium ruby red color and clear. Cherry fruit, wet leaves, cedar and slight smoke on the nose. Lingers a bit of vanilla and spice. A dark cherry and strawberry fruit taste, but subtle As it sits on the tongue notes of spice, pepper and cedar come out and finishes off with tea and a minerally taste. Drinks smooth and full bodied Pinot. The flavors are layered making it very enjoyable to drink on a nice fall weather evening right in our backyard. — 5 days ago

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Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Brings a distinctly bold and modern Californian style (though of New Zealand); same stylistic league as Aubert, though two tiers away in terms of purity, precision, and typicity. Still quite a showing and fantastic QPR. — 19 days ago

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Bell Hill Vineyards

Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2016

Pale Ruby. Some clove and tarry nuances on the nose. The pale colour belies the M+ Intensity. Very Burgundian in aroma, structure and palate. Even better on the 2nd night. The 2nd wine of Bell Hill made from younger vines from the top Cuvée. Very impressive. Only 1897 bottles made from Canterbury NZ and difficult to source even in Australia. — 2 days ago

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Creo

Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

2009 vintage. Opague ruby/garnet color, full bodied and complex. Ripe black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, currant, rose petal, baking spice, & cedar. Balanced tannin, long pleasing finish. — 3 days ago

Bella Vineyards

Lily Hill Estate Zinfandel 2018

Juicy and ripe. Dark profile, velvety, raspberry, blackcurrant. Quite tasty. — 13 days ago

Hugh, Jonathan and 6 others liked this

Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tropical fruits heaven on the nose: guava, lychee, pineapple, and hint of star fruit. Round acidity, perhaps a bit dull, but the tingling Sichuan peppercorn like finish was amazing. — 12 days ago

Chalk Hill Wines

Alpha Crucis Titan Shiraz

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

#beautifulbeast #shiraz #aussierevolution #aussieshiraz it needs to be decanted and is very different compared to a Barossa Valley or a Coonawarra. It is speaking it’s own language. It doesn’t come cheap but you definitely get your money’s worth. — 24 days ago

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