Hilton Head Island Winery

Sous le Végétal

Palli & Genesià Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains of Samos

Sous Le Végétal - a collaboration project between Jason Ligas and Patrick Bouju to showcase the micro terriors of the Greek island, Samos. I had four sites available to choose from at the bar, and the sommelier recommended the Palli et Genesia based on my preference for "zippy and mineral". She sure hit the nail on the head here - high acid and salty! This skin-contact muscat smelled like seaweed and lychees. On the palate - pears, honey, dried herbs, sea-salt, with a albumen-like texture. Taken over by volatile acidity on the next day. Overall, a very compelling expression of muscat. — 5 months ago

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Azienda Agricola Gianfranco Daino

Suber Nero d'Avola Blend 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.2

I probably drink too many Etna wines, so for a change here’s a Sicilian wine that is NOT from the volcano. It’s from the center of the island, near the city of Caltagirone, and it’s an unusual blend of two expected grapes (Nero d’Avola and Frappato) and one fairly unexpected one (Alicante Bouschet). Grown in dense vineyards planted with head-trained bush vines at about 1000 feet above sea level, this wine has a deep garnet color and a stony core surrounded by blackberry, licorice, and black cherry fruit. At once ripe and chiseled with acidity, this is a perfect expression of Sicily in many ways. It bears the i Vigneri stamp of consultant Salvo Foti, a good sign if there ever was one on Sicilian bottles. — a year ago

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Eaglemount

Homestead Cider

Label says Homestead Cider, Dry, 8% ABV, produced and bottled in Port Townsend WA, but “crafted from heirloom apples grown in homestead orchards in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula”. Pale yellow with green tinge, hazy clarity with pinpoint bubbles. Slight head after pour, ring of foam and bubbles persists on edge of glass. Funk and complex apple profile in nose. Rich dry complex flavors, difficult to pull apart but my initial reaction was “Wow”. Style is consistent with a farmhouse or craft style production, but very well done. Good stuff, rich, fruity and at times it does taste like applesauce (Gravensteins?), with an interesting combination of acidity, flavors and aromas, but definitely dry. It does seems pricey given the simple package and label, and the bottle is elegant with a resealable closure so it’s also reusable but yes, there is really great cider inside. Worth seeking out, and worth every penny spent. — 3 years ago

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Goose Island

Bourbon County Brand Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels 2017



2019: Blackest stout with a grainy, dark chestnut head that quickly reduces to
Polished black marble with a lunar nebula central. Single arches lacing. Molasses and licorice nose, dark chocolate, rich Turkish coffee, tobacco, caramel, coconut oak smolders through the last sniff. Really well integrated first sip. Powerful and sensually abundant, black licorice extract, chicory coffee, vanilla extract, pecans, dark brown sugar, toffee, mocha for the mileage.



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— 7 months ago

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Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

In a perfect drinking window, showing everything from mint to tobacco and leather. A silky long finish in this right bank gem. Special thanks to Vine on Hilton Head Island for allowing to bring for corkage fee. Pairs perfectly with their duck flambé with orange moonshine. — a year ago

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Little Beauty

Marlborough Gewürztraminer 2011

Like a knight and his shield navigating his way down sauchiehall street on a Saturday night this wine is both full on and prone to surprises. Finish the bottle- savour the moment - and then head to casino to win your money back. They have a license until 6am — 2 years ago

Sea Cider

Kings & Spies Cider

Pale golden white. Short brief head in pour, moderate carbonation with medium sized bubbles. Label says it’s part of Heirloom Series, 8% alcohol. Pleasant perfumed apple aromas in nose. Expected McIntosh flavor profile in mouth but much more subtle and complex than that. Ever so slightly off dry, slight astringency in finish so very gently pressed. Slight malic snap in finish. Well crafted and superior product — 3 years ago

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@David Shaw David Good post Cheers 🥂
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@David Shaw A delicious sounding cider. 🍎

Masi

Masianco Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio Verduzzo 2020

Good wine. Hilton head. Ela’s — 8 months ago

Silent Oak

Reserva Red Blend 2016

Hilton head vacation. — 8 months ago

Felton Road

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

Just an outstanding Pinot Noir from Nigel. Everything I expect and more from an amazing region for Pinot Noir.

If you make it to Queenstown, drive out to Central Otago for the vistas & two or three tasting appointments. These photos are from our visit and what would be their early fall. It’s God’s country.

Central Otago has the warm days, cool nights, soil structure and the long growing season that is perfect for Pinot Noir grapes.

The nose shows ripe, candied, floral; black cherries, baked plum, blue fruits, raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, poached strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, mixed berry fruit cola, soft spices, mix of red & black licorice, limestone powder, cherry kirsch liqueur notes, smokiness, understated, fresh tobacco, crushed volcanic powder, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, light cinnamon, lightly grilled meats with bright florals of; red, dark, blue, purple flowers framed in a field of violets.

The palate is complex, lush, lively and light on its feet. It’s flat out stunningly gorgeous! Wine candy. Ripe, candied, floral; black cherries, baked plum, blue fruits, raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, poached strawberries, cranberries, pomegranate, mixed berry fruit cola, soft, dark spices with just the right shade of palate heat, mix of red & black licorice, limestone powder, dry crushed rocks, stones, dry top soils, cherry kirsch liqueur notes, smokiness, understated, fresh pipe tobacco, crushed volcanic powder, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, light cinnamon, lightly grilled meats with bright florals of; red, dark, blue, purple flowers framed in a field of violets. If you are an acid head like me, the acidity is one of the reasons you love the wine. It’s like a cool, gentle river. The long finish last minutes. It is a tremendous, glorious balance of fruit and earth that slides into mid minerals & dark spice.

If you haven’t heard or only thought about this producer’s wines, you owe it to yourself to buy a bottle & see firsthand how incredible they are, both Chardonnay & Pinot. I’ve had other more expensive Pinot Noirs that were not as good as this 2014.

Photos of; my Q&A walk the property with owner and winemaker Nigel Greening, concrete tanks, open top fermenters and their beautiful early fall vistas from the property.
— 2 years ago

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