Hill Family Estate

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2016

Great recommendation from the local wine shop!

Light gold color. Petrol and flowers on the nose. Crisp and bright, with excellent balance. Had before and after dinner, so is very multidimensional. Loved it!
— 2 days ago

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Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

12’ Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet. First thing you notice is that deep purple color(syrup)
Full bodied & tight out the bottle. We decanted it for an hour and put it back in the bottle. Brought it to dinner. Just starting to come alive at this point.
Blackberry & blueberry fruits, cassis, licorice, sage. Elegance & finessed ... long finish. Hands-down the best I’ve had from this producer. Need to try the 2010 & 14 next.
— 2 days ago

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12’ Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet. First thing you notice is that deep purple color(syrup)
Full bodied & tight out the bottle. We decanted it for an hour and put it back in the bottle. Brought it to dinner. Just starting to come alive at this point.
Blackberry & blueberry fruits, cassis, licorice, sage. Elegance & finessed ... long finish. Hands-down the best I’ve had from this producer. Need to try the 2010 & 14 next.
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Such a great bottle.

Liquid Farm

White Hill Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

Really loving these wines!!!! Need to get more Liquid Farm. #delicioso — 3 days ago

Dawn, Shay and 13 others liked this

Cirq

Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir 2013

I’ve had this bottle twice before and this is the strongest showing. It seems at or near peak. Quite nice. — 8 days ago

Bryan, Shay and 7 others liked this

William Chris Vineyards

Mary Ruth Muscat Blend 2017

Crisp and herbal with peaches and lime all over the place. Drinks like a lighter bodied cross between a Loire Sav Blanc and an Albariño. A perfect match to a chicken Caesar salad on one of the last warm days of the year. This TX producer delivers more often than not. Super enjoyable. — 24 days ago

Severn, Josh and 7 others liked this

Notre Vue Winery

GSM Rosé 2019

Cherry, strawberry, cream, watermelon candy, apricot and hints of lemon. Great acidity and balance. — 2 days ago

Trinity Hill

Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016

Spells just like Christmas berries (wild pepper)

Medium bodied - the heavier side of the scale - Pepper, Pepper, Pepper! Tight berry blend, cherry, Blueberry, some jazz apple. A great acid/tannin balance, and still that pepper lingers.. Worth the interesting sips.
— 18 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Ah Christmas berries! 🎄Good description! Cheers!🍷

Philip Togni Vineyard

Tanbark Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Super beau en ce moment. Au nez, tabac, cafe, epices et fruits noirs. Dans le verre le vin montre une légère évolution, en bouche c’est tres bien l’elevage est bien assimile, tabac, cuir, eucalyptus, mine de crayon. Tres proche du profil bordelais mais un petit coté vanillé qui nous dit clairement que nous sommes à Napa... — 9 days ago

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Claire Hill

Vieilles Vignes Brézème Syrah 2016

Slightly green and stern initially, with air this opened and was classic N Rhône Syrah - violets, iron, blood, fine firm tannin — 2 days ago

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Jemrose

Cardiac Hill Vineyard Syrah 2010

Ming L
9.4

The fragrant nose is a tug of war between the bright and floral berry fruits and the brooding dark fruits, sprinkled with cedar, peppery spices, grilled meat, and leather. The palate is broad, round, and yet powerful, with spot on acidity and bitter sweet tannins. Long elegant finish.
With so much power and structure, I was stumped by the 13.2% abv.
The winery’s first winemaker was Andy Smith (of DuMOL), then Michael Browne (of Kosta Browne), and in 2010 turned to Russel Bevan. Admittedly I bought the bottles not knowing the winery, but figured with list of winemakers like this, it can’t be bad. Glad that I still have couple bottles left.
— 16 days ago

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