Lillian Winery

Lillian Winery

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Pencil shavings, graphite, blue and red fruit, slight fig, hints of bitter sweet chocolate, leather. — a month ago

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Lillian Winery

White Hawk Vineyard Syrah 2016

This is the gold series #5 White Hawk. Instead of combining White Hawk and Bien Nacido like in the past they decided to make single vineyard bottling of White Hawk and Bien Nacido. It was pretty tight even with some air and more southern Rhône in style than the Bien Nacido. This wine is going to be great with some time. — 3 months ago

Shay, Arden and 8 others liked this

Lillian Winery

Gold Series No. 1 Syrah 2011

Shay A
9.5

It was a treat to have @Bryan Kesting back in town. We both share an affinity for Lillian wines and when I told him I’d never had their Gold Series Syrah, he kindly brought an older bottle.

This is right up my alley! Cool vintage Syrah from a stellar winemaker. Everything about this is SQN like. Braised beef and bacon with mulberry and herbal sage/oregano aromatics. Nimble and savory on the palate. Peppercorn dusted rhubarb and black cherries. These wines have a way of magically being both spicy and savory while also balanced with fruit that I just am so impressed by. Thanks Bryan!
— 5 months ago

Weston EidsonMark FlesherBryan Kesting
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Shay A

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@Mark Flesher : I didn’t get any iron/blood or that typical “The Rocks district” funk for it to fall in to the Cayuse style camp. But it was certainly savory!
Mark Flesher

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It was pretty funky!!
9.3
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A @Mark Flesher @Dan Fitzgerald I appreciate you letting me join you. It’s always a great time with the wine crew in FW. A lot of terrific wines on the table!

Lillian Winery

California Syrah 2016

White pepper, blue fruits, medium plus tannins, medium acidity, cola, bramble and under brush. — a month ago

Shay, Severn and 5 others liked this

Lillian Winery

Blue Label Santa Barbara County Syrah 2004

Wow. Incredible. Herbs and spice. Star anise, silky. — 2 months ago

Brooke Long
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Lillian Winery

California Roussanne 2015

From former wine maker at the illustrious Sine Qua Non, rich, full body and aromatic showing roasted macadamia nut, white flowers, hints of marzipan and beeswax. The finish is long, alluring and with excellent intensity. Love Maggie’s wines ❤️ — 4 months ago

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Antica Terra

Ceras Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Antica Terra and Lillian wine event

I preferred the Botanica slightly over the Ceras. The Ceras has more minerality and is more spice driven.
— 10 months ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Lillian Winery

California Dundee Syrah 2016

Blue and red fruits, leather, white pepper, slight pyrazines, pencil lead, slight meat blood. — a month ago

Shay, Hermes and 3 others liked this

Lillian Winery

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.4

@Jason Jones had just gotten these in and when he teased about opening one, I had no choice but to push him over the edge...undoubtedly way too young, but it can be fun to check in on these to see the potential.

This will be the last vintage for Lillian Cabernet. The fruit is from True Vineyard on Howell and it shows. Robust and powerful. All the elements are there on the nose with smoked bacon fat, anise, crushed rock, violets, and underripe red and black fruits. Very floral and became more so with time in the glass. On the palate it was coiled tightly with dusty and gripping tannins, underripe blackberries, mocha, potpourri, and currant. Patience will be rewarded.
— 3 months ago

joe leatherwoodJason J
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Edmond Bordelon

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True Vineyard on Howell Mountain is known for some legendary fruit!
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Very nice! No doubt a baby.

Antica Terra

Antikythera Pinot Noir 2015

Antica Terra and Lillian wine event

— 10 months ago

Shay, David and 1 other liked this