Qingdao Great River Hill Winery

Cirq

Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir 2014

Really good.. went great with Coq au Vin 👌🏻🍷 — 5 months ago

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Lynmar Estate

Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

K L
9.2

Classic and excellent. Great earth and fruit. Got a little raisin after being open a day or two but ok. — 8 months ago

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Kumeu River

Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Medium lemon in colour. An intriguing classy nose showing funky leesy notes, nectarine, cashew nut, flint and gunsmoke - many nuances. Palate staining citric intensity. One of the world’s great new world Chardonnays - no exaggeration. Has become an annual purchase for me. Postscript:: Similar notes to the 2010 vintage 193 weeks ago. This year I bought the “Hunting Hill” and “Coddington” Cuvées for the first time. Will be interesting to see the differences. — 2 years ago

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@Jan A That’s good Jan. I never dreamt the distribution would be as wide as this.
Greg Gosselin

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I have not seen their Pinots here, but would love to taste those at some point. I’m guessing they are worth a try.
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@Greg Gosselin I’ve only had their Hunting Hill Pinot 194 weeks ago in Wellington at the NZ Pinot Celebration and it was very good. Notes here on Delectable but I think the Chardonnay remains Star of the Show.

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2016

Striking, reductive, great minerality, texture and length — 7 months ago

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Hay Shed Hill Wines

Margaret River Shiraz Tempranillo

Stephen Howell
9.1

Vibrant fruit and savoury aromatics, medium bodied fine approachable tannin structure. Great easy drinking and balanced flavour. — 8 months ago

Martinelli

Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel 2011

One of the less desirable vintages and still an amazing wine. Full and rich but balanced and not “hot” at all, which is impressive at 16.5% alcohol. Great example of why Martinelli Ziba can’t be beat, fits nicely between a “fancier” option to Giuseppe and Luisa but not quite as special occasion as Jackass Hill. — a year ago

Marimar Estate (Marimar Torres)

Don Miguel Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Tasty, still great Pinot acid, but seemed just a touch over the hill. Definitely still enjoyable and it's obvious it's a good wine, but the fruit felt just a bit out of harmony and falling apart.
Cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, leather, baking spices, touch oxidative with age.
— 4 years ago

Bohème Wines

English Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2008

2008 - very good. Fresh. Great sense of berry, very quenching, & pallet pleasing.
— 7 months ago

Maritana Vineyards

Dutton Ranch Hansen Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Light golden in color.

On the nose ripe lemons, yellow apples, oak, light butter, citrus, vanilla, Indian spices, light honeysuckle and light tangerines.

Full bodied, creamy and bold, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red apples, oak, vanilla, citrus, spices, sea salt, white pepper and light earth.

Nice length on the finish with lemons and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose. I really enjoyed the nose more than the palate.

This four year old is drinking very nicely now with lots of oak and vanilla notes. Still very fresh.

Good right out of the bottle, and much better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a good quality wine, that will continue to age nicely in the next five years. I've had this vintage a year ago, and it is much better now.

Nicely balanced with a great mouth feel. Buttery and creamy, and better when not very cold.

Aged in French oak barrels. A small production of only 350 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$90.
— 9 months ago

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Domaine William Fèvre

"Côte Bouguerots" Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2012

David T
9.3

The nose reveals; sour lemons, green apple skin, green apple Jolly Rancher, lime zest to candy, pineapple juice, underripe green melon, white peach, honeysuckle, some fresh, green herbs, white spices, cream, notes of melted butter, caramel notes, hints of vanillin, cream, some candle wax, steely flintiness, saline, sea fossils, powdery beautiful, chalkiness, limestone minerals, grey volcanics, fruit blossoms, spring flowers, jasmine & yellow florals.

The body is; a touch waxy, full, rich, round, lush & gorgeous. Great viscosity, tangy & sour lemons, green apple skin, green apple Jolly Rancher, lime zest to candy, pineapple juice, underripe green melon, white peach, honeysuckle, honeycombs, some fresh, green herbs, white spices, caramel notes, hints of vanillin, cream, steely, flintiness, white spices, mint, saline, sea fossils, powdery chalkiness, limestone minerals, grey volcanics, river stones, tree bark w/ just a touch of sap, fruit blossoms, spring flowers, jasmine & yellow florals. The acidity is like a rushing, fresh water Colorado river. The long; gorgeous, sexy, polished, elegant, finely balanced finish is excellent wire to wire and persists minutes.

Beautiful wine & vintage. It’s about 3-5 years away from 94 & has 10-15 years of good drinking ahead. Properly stored of course.

Quite good with Lamb Chopper harder white cheese & Rustic Bakery Rosemary & Olive Oil Organic Flatbread & the Jasper Hill Willoughby soft white cheese with the Firehook flatbread crackers.

Photos of; Domaine William Fevre, their Bougros Vineyard, Winemaker- Didier Séguier and the entrance to William Fevre.
— 2 years ago

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What is Jolly Rancher?
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@Bob McDonald Hard candy. Not sure if they have it AUS.
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@David T Thanks David. No we don’t have it here.