Hillside Estate

Hillside

Okanagan Valley Syrah 2016

Blackberries, black cherry, clove, black pepper, supple, medium bodied, chewy tannins, delicious Canadian Syrah. Recommend! — 23 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn nice Okanagan, nice post Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Hillside Blend Howell Mountain Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Wow! Love this. So freaking good, in every way. Has many more years ahead of this. — 21 days ago

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Ruinart

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.2

Four day weekend. Gotta get it off to a good start. Been awhile since we had our 375ml of Ruinart.

The nose shows, ripe, slightly candied; black cherries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals.

The palate is full & touch gummy/candied. Fruits are well extracted, deep, ruby; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Ghostly, not quite fruit brandy or fruit liqueur character, sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, not quite medium, white spice with hints of palate heat, grainy, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals. The acidity lively and crisp. The round, well balanced & polish finish is always consistently satisfying and lingers for minutes.

Photos of; the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, nicely light caves and rolling, hillside, Grand Cru Vineyard.

Not quite sure where “D” gets $83 when you can buy this all day at just under $65.
— 9 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Blue and dark fruits - blueberry and currants, cinnamon and chocolate. Even in an off year this wine delivers. — 5 days ago

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Your getting after some great wines, @John Adams!
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@Ron R -lucky to be drinking what is available and always hesitant to pull a cork on any of them, but always glad I did once I get the pleasure of experiencing these amazing wines.
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Flora Springs

Reserve Rutherford Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.4

Annual guys WTF Christmas party with spouses. Lots of great wine. I’ll post my highlights with pics I got.

Undoubtedly the best Flora Springs wine I’ve had to date. Always a special place in my heart for FS as their Trilogy wine was the wine that opened my eyes to the world of wine (and we trek out to Napa every year for the Trilogy Release party...6 weeks from today!). This offering, along with Rennie’s Reserve, are my favorites out of their single vineyard offerings. With 7yrs of age, this has really gotten compact and structured. So much sweet and dense fruit here...very dark fruit profile, along with creme de cassis, sandalwood and dust. Fig, nutmeg, with mixed berry pie toward the finish. Pop and pour! Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .
— a month ago

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Never seen this - seems legit.
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Bottle of SQN Grenache in the background
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@Ryan Vento : This is one of Flora’s single vineyard cabs. They have 4-5 of them. This, Rennie, and Wild Boar are their best offerings in my opinion.

@Keith Fisher : Yes, the ‘09 Turn Upside Down Grenache! It’s been opened a time or two at Classic (probably by you). Richard brought this one. A few people poured some heavy handed pours so I missed out on it this time.

Juggernaut

Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Really good with spicy food. — 21 days ago

Seña

Hillside Aconcagua Valley Red Blend 2004

Formidable @hofstede de blaak — 21 days ago

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Dry Creek Vineyard

Hillside & Benchland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cranberry and terracotta. Dry and tart. A very full bodied wine that is at the very top of the second tier of wines I like. — a month ago

Léal Vineyards

Estate Hillside Unfiltered San Benito Grenache Blend 2013

Not the right one but you get the picture. — 22 days ago