Murdoch Hill

Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Blend of 96% Sauv Blanc with 4% Sauv Gris adding an interesting dynamic to the wine & distinctive aromas (prior to ‘18 vintage some Semillon added). Pale lemon color, citrus, tropical & floral aromas. On the palate peach, melon, herb & earthy tones, well balanced with acidity, smooth yet robust on a long finish ending rich with wet stone character. Good value! A Fav!! Very consistent! — 10 days ago

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Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

45 min decant (lots of fine/cloudy sediment). A thrilling medium murky ruby red color. On the nose: Intoxicating nose of cassis, forest floor, little smoked meat, pine, sweet oak, little of that aged cab perfume. Taste: kaboom! smooth, soft, elegant, Velvety balanced wine with black cherry, pepper, dark chocolate, currants, and a crushed stone mocha finish. YUM! — 24 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Eric

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Bingo!

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Awesome wine with the owner Cyril Chappellet.

Beautiful 2012 Prichard Hill Cab.Brambly red fruits, cedar, little smoke, and sultry tannins leading to a nice long finish. Smooth and jammy in texture. Nicely structured and layered. With secondary notes of chocolates espresso and slight tobacco. Oops a little too much fun that evening! He was there in spirit. Just edited rating with Cyril’s name.
— 18 days ago

Tom, Eric and 11 others liked this
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Cool
Rob Brobst III

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That’s probably Cyril. Poppa Don and Molly passed many years ago.

Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1996

Only pale to mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge at 26 years of age. Black and blue fruits with game and a coffee bean note. The medium bodied yet rich palate is savoury and earthy with blackberry and just so so silky with resolved tannins and low acid. Not sure that I agree totally with Bob Campbell MW’s description - “like getting into an old Jag on a hot day”, but I love the imagery and can see where he’s coming from. Jancis said “pure hedonism “ and gave it 19/20. The latest iteration of H of G (2017) is selling for around $950 a bottle in Brisbane. No doubt brilliant but too expensive for me. I remember paying $12.50 for the 1982 vintage on release. There is a certain H of G character that is recognisable over many vintages over the years. Must be one of the most unique Shiraz vineyards in the world with vines up to a 150 years old. A privilege to drink this wine and close to perfection with 98 points. — 3 days ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Definitely one of my bucket list wines! Thank you for the review!
Bob McDonald

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My pleasure Jan. A worthy wine to have in anyone’s bucket list I would say. Cheers. 🍷

Pooley

Butcher's Hill Pinot Noir 2009

So gorgeous. Bought from the winery more than 10 years ago. Fruit still so pure and luscious tannin on the back palate. Love it. — 12 days ago

Anthill Farms

Hawk Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

All nose and with a stumpy tail. Classic Sonoma Coast notes. — 19 days ago

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Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2017

Not as popular as other California Chardonnay’s but alway solid and delicious for us — 11 days ago

Dawn, Shay and 3 others liked this

Heron Hill

Reserve Baco Noir 2018

Baco Noir? I’d never heard of it, but fun to try what turns out to be a specialty of our northeastern wines. Tons of fruit, med bodied, soft and easy structure — 3 days ago

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Lynmar Estate

Quail Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

K L
8.9

Tried this one from the past that we liked but this older vintage didn’t hold up as well. Got a bit sweet in the finish. Not as balanced. — 11 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Bell Hill Vineyards

Canterbury Pinot Noir 2012

We opened the bottle for an hour before dinner. Initially a powerful aroma of blackberries flooded the dining room. Slowly it mutated to black and red cherries with earth. Multi layered complexity the wine was an absolute pleasure to drink with. If you look at QPR it would@blow all burgundies out of the water! Simply sensational! — 5 days ago

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