Hill Farmstead Brewery

Calluna Vineyards

Estate Chalk Hill Red Blend 2016

Blend of 47% Cab Sauv, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot & 7% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, herb, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit with licorice, cacao, leather and oak, well balanced. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. A pleasure to drink. Very nice! — 16 hours ago

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Robert Pepi

Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

Ron R
9.3

Such a great presentation 34 years in. Ullage loss is almost zero, which tells its own story. Ethereal, but still displays lively fruit, and bright acidity and barrel toast. Sails on... — 15 hours ago

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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 — 19 days ago

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Jae Cho

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Allusions of old gun smoke circa 1776?
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@Jae Cho 😂 Don’t fire til you see the whites in their glasses
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@Matt Perlman nice wine 👍

Becker Vineyards

Reserve Wilmeth Vineyard Dolcetto 2018

Good wine, really enjoyed it. Balanced and full bodied, but light enough to drink when hot outside. Not sweet or dry. Would have and buy again. — 3 days ago

Hook & Ladder

Estate Bottled Los Amigos Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Full confession. . . I’ve driven by this winery in past trips to Sonoma and failed to enter because of the name. But when I saw this bottle on winespies I decided to try. And. . . I wish I had stopped at the winery in prior visits. This 2015 drinks smoothly with soft, medium tannins. A nose that brings cherries and over ripe strawberries to the front with a small spice hint. Palate has the slight earth/chalk tones along with the fruit. A bottle that pairs well with simple homemade pizza or could go with something more elegant. Glad I have more bottles for the future. — 2 days ago

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Calluna Vineyards

Calluna Estate Chalk Hill Red Blend 1514

47% Cab, 28% Cab Franc, 13% Merlot, 9% P. Verdot, 3% Malbec. 14.4%ABV. Wonderful! Good aromatics, lavender, black cherry, black raspberry, lead pencil — 2 days ago

Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2018

$8.40 at the Treasury store. What a great value priced wine. — 10 days ago

David, Eddie and 3 others liked this

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. — 13 days ago

Jody, Shay and 2 others liked this

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. — 10 days ago

Jan, Shay and 11 others liked this

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.
— 24 days ago

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Ericsson

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Sassy!
Ellen Clifford

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@Ericsson sassy savvy! 🥂