Phillips Hill

The Withers Winery

English Hill Pinot Noir 2017

A delicious Pinot Noir. English Hill of course drew my eye, being English. The horse on the label is noble and gallant. But what of the liquid? Blood orange, sage, white flowers, good salinity too.

Paired today with sous vide cooked duck breast and a reduced balsamic, red wine sauce. Terrific.
— 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, sous vide here tonight as well, curried chicken breasts. I love that kitchen gadget.
James Forsyth

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Totally agree and sounds delicious, Severn. It is a nice combo of both perfectly accurate and yet idiot proof cooking!

Rodney Strong

Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015

V15. Soft vanilla nose. Creamy, pear and slight Meyer lemon fruit. Clean mineral finish. Nicely balanced — 8 days ago

Bodegas Volver

Tarima Hill Old Vines Alicante Monastrell 2016

Something green gives way to fleshy round dark fruits. For a huge crowd of friends this pleased many and proved a solid qpr. My father bought a mixed case of wines via Wall Street Journal somehow? They’ve mostly been in this range of quality. — 14 days ago

Jason, Mike and 3 others liked this

Walter Scott

Bunker Hill Chardonnay 2016

Donald Patz
9.1

It’s a lovely Oregon Chardonnay. I liked the smokey, toasty reduced character which seemed a voice in a chorus of preserved lemon, tangerine and green apple. Nice acidity - refreshing and complex — 12 days ago

Shay, Bryan and 4 others liked this

Diamond Creek Vineyards

Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

Amazing 44 year old Cabernet!! So well preserved with layers of fruit and soft tannins. It continued to open up for over two hours. The palate coating flavors with minimal oak showing gave us a treat worth having for our anniversary. Notice Al Brounstein signed this hand blown Magnum for us. A tribute to Al and “Boots “ their wine lives on.🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago

Joe Becerra
with Joe

Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Grand Rouge Sangiovese Blend 2018

Semi sweet red... aerating not needed. — 15 days ago

St Innocent Winery

Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

The nose is expansive and jumps from the glass with red and black fruit. The palate shows the same with revealing pepper and herbs adding complexity to the fruit. — 4 days ago

Jasper Hill

Emily's Paddock Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2003

Mid crimson in colour. Tarry savoury berry aromas. On the palate medium to full bodied with earth tar and liquorice ~ typical of mature Heathcote. Tannins resolved. The 15.5%ABV largely hidden. Amazing intensity and flavour considering its age - powerful in fact - also some sweetness. Jasper Hill largely contributed to putting Heathcote on the map. — 10 days ago

Peter, Severn and 10 others liked this

Chappellet

Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T
9.6

No doubt where this fruit comes from. Beautiful, dark currants, cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, plum, creamy black raspberries, dry soils, tobacco, coffee, leather, dry crush rocks, dry stems and very dark florals. Drinking nicely and will continue to get better. — 2 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2014

Jaune claire
Nez exotique et de chardonnay pas son équilibre frais et mûr
Bouche ample sans perdre sa vivacité
Finale longue sur un beau boisé et des notes beurrées 👍👍
— 5 days ago