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