Demarest Hill

Arnot-Roberts

Clajeux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Getting a little long in the tooth, but still very solid. The fruit has faded a bit and the mid palate has fallen away. Still clean and well balanced with dusty tannins. — 8 days ago

Jody, Shay and 2 others liked this

Lingua Franca

Bunker Hill Chardonnay 2016

Really compelling. Powerful, complex, well integrated. Great citrus snap up front weaving in juicy orchard fruit, green herbs (is it chervil? I think it might be!) marine elements and finishes with a dollop of rich buttery lees — 14 days ago

Steven, Neil and 12 others liked this
Jae Cho

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Allusions of old gun smoke circa 1776?
Matt Perlman

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@Jae Cho 😂 Don’t fire til you see the whites in their glasses
Jae Cho

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@Matt Perlman nice wine 👍

Idlewild

Fox Hill Vineyard Cortese 2015

How much skin contact did this wine have? The taste is fresh and tart, no sign of oxidation other than the color. Tolerable acidity, abv 12.5%. Good food wine — 5 days ago

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Pax

Walker Vine Hill Syrah 2005

2005 Vintage.14.8% Alcohol. Need to open with an Ah So type opener, not a corkscrew as the corks have become brittle over time. Thank goodness for the thick bright blue wax seal as it likely saved this bottle from being corked. — 5 days ago

Jan, Shay and 11 others liked this

Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2018

$8.40 at the Treasury store. What a great value priced wine. — 5 days ago

David, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Gail

A Portion Cabernet Franc 2013

Nice red to sip while decompressing after yelling at my silly wife, Ronda, with lil jimmy in the backseat. Love family vacation — 4 days ago

Rutherford Hill

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

Still expanding my Merlot tasting and enjoyed this 2016 Napa Valley. I honestly forgot my tasting notes on this just that I liked it. — 16 days ago

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Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I was in the mood for Sauvignon Blanc that had more to say for itself than “hi, I’m Sauvignon Blanc” to which I’d theoretically reply “do I LOOK like a Basic B? Huh? Whatcha gonna say about THAT Savvy B?” Kidding, I’d never do that but if I were the type to be so insulting this wine would not bear the brunt of my wrath because it is more than SB spiritually and literally (there’s 8% Sauvignon Gris in the mix). It is understated. Sort of hinting first at greens, then grapefruit and lemons. On the palate it is quite elegant, bringing in honeysuckle and zip. It does a graceful dance over your tongue, a petite allegro but slightly slowed down, not too fast too follow if you happen to be it’s dance partner.
If you like your SB to slap you around and make you say it’s name this may not be your jam, but if you want a little intrigue, this one’s for you.
— 20 days ago

barak heller, Severn and 16 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

Sassy!
Ellen Clifford

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@Ericsson sassy savvy! 🥂

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1983

Cathy Corison
9.2

Rustic. Holding together. Leather. Still tannic. Pencil lead. Ghosts of black cherries and plums. Won the cork lottery! — 14 days ago

Tom, Eric and 25 others liked this

Hahndorf Hill Winery

GRU Adelaide Hills Grüner Veltliner 2019

Served blind by me at Sue Bell’s dinner party with Bruce Redman. After being tricked by Sue all week with blind tastings at the winery I was determined to get square. She was up to the task getting just the state wrong. Once I said Adelaide Hills she knew it was a Gruner. Hahndorf Hill are acknowledged as the best producers of Gruner in Australia. Taking its lead from the GV’s of Austria’s Kamptal region. Grapefruit, Citrus and stone fruit. A multi award winner on the Australian Show circuit. A gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards London 2020. — 16 days ago

Aravind, Daniel P. and 20 others liked this
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@Bob McDonald have only had their Cabernet (which was quite delicious). Will have to find a bottle.
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@Simon Gilligan Quite close to a cellar door visit from where you live. Worth the trip to taste all their GVs. I was a bit disappointed with their Blaufrankisch but I don’t have much experience with this varietal.