Novelty Hill

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Super-youthful but a beautiful body. Nuanced subtleties coming through on the palate but nothing in particular taking the reins and galloping ahead. — 17 hours ago

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Stone Hill Winery

Reserve Hermann Dry Chardonel 2015

Ok, this will read a little oddly...

Decanted 2H. Somewhat Meursault-like... Nose has dried pineapple, hazelnut butter and fresh honey. Palate has warmed pear, browning butter and dried lime zest.

24H Update:
Nose has candied pineapple, slight vanilla oak, crushed hazelnut, buckwheat honey and lemon zest. Palate has warmed pear, lime pith, browning butter and oxidized yellow apple. This bottle is really changing my perception of MO wines, we've certainly had good whites/reds from the State, but this is a different standard. I'll still confess if blinded, this is Meursault, after several hours of air last night, and again with 24 hours of air, just wow!
— 5 days ago

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Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

My favorite Chardonnay winery. Had on 1/14/22. 2017vintage. Vine hill. Aroma of baked apple and some pear. Acidic but still has creaminess mixed in. Tart but juicy green apple and a little lemon. Just a hint of toasted nuts. Also some mineral taste. Complex. Loved visiting the Trenton roadhouse tasting room outdoors last Spring. — 11 days ago

Walter Scott

Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Typically wonderful Walter Scott Chardonnay. — 11 days ago

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Calluna Vineyards

Calluna Estate Chalk Hill Red Blend 2014

Shows what a great winemaker can do with Sonoma cabernet and a deft hand. Typical Bordeaux blend and very much in synch with that style with a bit more weight. — 11 days ago

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Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Grand Rouge Sangiovese Blend 2020

Porch sweet chilled red wine. Kind of like a sangria — 4 days ago

Forge Cellars

Sunrise Hill Vineyard Riesling 2020

Very nice. Purchased during our wine tasting visit to Forge. Unlike most Resiling, this wine has more body and is very easy to drink! Paired with salmon, broccoli, sweet potato fries and steamed white rice. Perfect wine for the summer. — 7 days ago

Stone Hill Winery

Cross J Vineyard Norton 2015

Blinded a dear buddy in the wine trade on this tonight, guesses all over the place, in a great spot, want to see this in 10+Y.

72H Update:
Nose has crushed blackberries, ripe plum, dried plum, dried tart cherries, moist mahogany and faint moist soil. Palate has tart plum, light molasses, blackberry compote, faint leather notes and fine tannins. Not as good as day one, but no slouch on day three. A wonderful experience, many years in the bottle to go ahead.
— 5 days ago

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@Erik Longabardi We had an '83 version a few years back, changed my outlook on life TBH...
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Missouri? 🤯
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@Tom Casagrande Don't count MO out, it'll really take you by surprise.

Petaluma

Hanlin Hill Riesling 2012

When you have a class Clare Valley Riesling there’s an argument for saying that you should have the first one at 10 years of age. This was a mid lemon in colour - lovely aromatics with white florals and petrol starting to dominate. Still up to 5 years in front of it I think. Lime and grapefruit on the palate with M minus acid. — 19 days ago

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Clare Valley Riesling 👍@Bob McDonald

Teutonic Wine Company

David Hill Vineyard Silvaner 2019

My first “Sylvaner” (someone spelled it wrong here), and man, did it shine across some home made coconut curry! Notes of crisp apple comes bold through the palate, with cinnamon notes hidden in the back, and a nice minerality dancing in the background. The body was surprisingly full, and it coats the palate just right for a meal with little to Bon-noticeable acidity. If you find a Sylvaner, buy it, save it a bit, then drink it. — 12 days ago

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Love sylvaner/silvaner. Check out the German versions of this grape if you get the chance👍@Brad Jensen 🥂
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Absolutely! @Brent Young Any bottles you would specifically recommend?
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@Brad Jensen Silvaner from Germany (and Alsace) are mostly small producers that have very sparse distribution in the US. Best bet would be to ask for recs at a good local wine store.
The ones I have had recently have been from Peter Leipold(really good) and a riesling-silvaner blend from Emrich-Schonleber. Good producers include hard to find names like Theo Luckert, Paul Weltner.
Alsace producers include a little more common names like: Weinbach and Boxler.
Sorry, not a very helpful answer. But the gems can be rewarding when you find them