Folded Hills

Melville

Clone 459 Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2006

This was part of a series that Greg Brewer bottled at Melville back in the early 2000s. At that time Melville had 14 different clones under vine, I believe. The Estate was a variable blend of some fraction of these, but being a student of pinot Greg thought it would be cool to bottle a bunch of the clones as single-clone offering to people who might geek out about trying to identify different clonal components in the various main offerings, trying some blending at home, etc. (basically, me as the target audience). I was stunned at how well this wine is still drinking after 14+ years. Beautiful, deep ruby-red color, the wine still had an impressive amount of fruit, great balance, and that tell-tale spiciness that is characteristic of wines from their Santa Rita Hills vineyards. Really terrific! — 9 days ago

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Sandhi Wines

Rajat Parr Wines Freund Grüner Veltliner 2019

Deep yellow color. Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit and orange blossoms. Flavors of honeysuckle, Fuji apples, candied orange and key lime finish. What a gorgeous wine from @Rajat Parr ! — 6 days ago

Severn, S.S. and 19 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Delicious snack and wine. Cheers!😄

Domaine Drouhin

Arthur Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2017

Mild oak and lemon zest on nose. Medium body, dry, whisper of acidtiy. Lemon, pear, and grapefruit on palate. Quite nice. — 3 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Fantastic pinot from Greg Brewer at Brewer-Clifton. Usually I find his pinots need a few more years in bottle to really sing, and while this one is going to get better with more time, it’s terrific right now. Drinks like a CA version of a Premier Cru burgundy. Terrific. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Monday night and winter is tearing through our area. I have tonight opened the 2017 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.

On the nose I am getting aromas of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, mushroom, spice and earth.

On the palate there is tart cherey, raspberry, cranberry, sassafras, spice and forest floor.

This wine is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins which leaves a long red & dark fruit finish. Having had the Joseph Drouhin the other night and the Domaine Drouhin tonight the Joseph Drouhin was just more elegant over all. I hope everyone's Valentine weekend was good. Have a great week, stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 13 days ago

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Patricia Green Cellars

Durant Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Damned good Oregon Chard for the $$. Meyer lemon and chalky minerals, drink closer to cellar than fridge temp. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Drouhin

RoseRock Pinot Noir 2017

Medium Ruby, darker than most OR Pinot’s, with red fruits and a bouquet of floral spice. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with citrus and rustic notes of espresso, cacao and licorice wrapped in savory oak. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit and savory spice. Very Nice! Can benefit with cellar aging. — 8 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

459 Pinot Noir 2018

Had this right after the Julia’s. It’s very good, but not nearly as good as the Julia’s. Wheras that one was really well delineated, the 459 is a bit fatter on the palate and not nearly as precise. Still a terrific wine, but came up second in last night’s contest! — 6 days ago

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Alexana

Revana Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2018

This young Pinot Noir from Oregon is starting to drink nicely now. Showing mild complexity and a soft mouth feel.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. Good by itself and better with food.

This Single Vineyard is still young, and would age nicely in the next 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 2 to 5 years. Showing great potential.

I paired it with Italian Prosciutto and goat cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

$55.
— 13 days ago

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Lingua Franca

Avni Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Old world style Pinot. Red berries, wet stone funk. Had with halal style chicken and rice. — 5 days ago

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