Grgich Hills Estate

Clos de Gat

Har'El Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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8.9

Lovely Cabernet from what turns out to be one of my favorite wineries in Israel: Clos de Gat, well made and delicious, old world in style yet still powerful with lovely notes of earth, black currents, coffee, Mediterranean spice and a light touch of chocolate, full body, round firm tannins, lovely acidity. My score 89, drink to 2023 — 2 days ago

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Anderson Family Vineyard

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2013

Bought at winery. Purple-red, light to moderately extracted pigment, very good clarity. Black currant, leather and spearmint notes in nose. Blackberry and cola-ish flavors with menthol-spearmint on finish. Light seed and skin tannins, corresponding bitterness and astringency. Cool climate flavor with great depth of flavors. Yummy-licious almost captures it. Paired exceedingly well with a baseball playoff game on TV and a wild mushroom pizza from a well-known Seattle pizzeria. — 3 days ago

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The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2012

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9.2

Very enjoyable and in a good spot. I found this to be slightly stemmy and herbal, but plenty of gummy fruit to it. Small whole cluster usage? Spicy too...sweet rhubarb tart with blackberry spice. There is a fleshy profile to this showing soft red plum and mulberries. Acidity is holding strong. This is likely at peak...enjoy! — 4 days ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

Red Queen Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

I've got a love-hate relationship with Oregon Pinot Noir, and now that I've figured out what I love oh, I'm going to start buying these when I see them! Very grippy, full throttle, fruit in your face Pinot Noir. But it does not go to a jammy or generic or metallic, almost watered down side. This, my friends, is Pinot Noir. Roasted Bing cherry, a little bit spicy, a little bit dirty. Very elegant and round all the way through out with a nice pucker on the finish. Kept coming back to this one more so than the Aubert Ritchie 10. Still a ton of life left. Really nice Pinot. — 16 days ago

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First experience with this offering from Evening Land...thought this was really well crafted. I’m assuming whole cluster was utilized here as it gave it that perfumed lift on the nose with the spicy and crunchy palate. Potpourri, old bing cherries, stemmy aromatics. Cranberry tart, red clay, dark plum on the palate. Great acidity.
9.3

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Fumé Blanc (Dry Sauvignon Blanc) 2016

2016 vintage Love this ( although the style seems to have changed from a couple years ago no oak) almost tropical fruit, melon, quince really nice Napa Valley fruit done in a different style clean and well built — 19 days ago

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Melville

Estate Fox Block Nine Pinot Noir 2014

Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! — 4 hours ago

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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. — 2 days ago

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Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

2014. Needed some patience but after a few hours it rewarded. Wait 3 years for some additional bottle age and enjoy a fantastic $100 Cabernet for 50 big ones! — 12 hours ago

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

A clear, medium garnet color with a slight purple rim. A really pleasant nose of slightly muted dried cherry, aromatic herbs, rose petals, and fresh tea. This is probably my favorite Pinot even though it’s the entry level offering from Evening Land but this is just so damn good. Everything that I need and want in a Pinot Noir. Sly and delicate, this never turns the volume up too loud. Light on its feet with a nice deftness, I almost, almost, want to say Burgundian. As clean and polished as this initially shows, there is a beautiful streak of slight funkiness that takes it to another level. Raspberry jam, moist earth, gravel, and cherries on the palate. I love this wine. I could drink it everyday. — 3 days ago

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@Trixie i should totally have one but not yet. But you’re making me think I should 👏🏿
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Thomas

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2014

Another stellar bottle. I have not experienced the bottle variation that many people have discussed. Hard to cellar these when they are drinking so well right now. — 5 days ago

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