I over chilled this, hence the nose is compressed, although butterscotch is prominent.. Palate is generous, while medium-bodied. A subtle presentation of stone fruits leads into coconut and spice. Finishes with delicate acidity. Consume this vintage now.
Happy Mother’s Day to those precious ladies on this platform 🌸 — 19 days ago
Wow. I’m kinda blown away here. This stuff is awesome. Tastes like it’s straight out of Europe. One of the best American gewurz I’ve had. Slightly viscous. Pears, baking spice, maybe a touch of melon. Finishes w some tobacco notes. And nutmeg. Only 147 cars so it’s made w love and care. Wish I had more. — 13 days ago
A wine with a rich purple hue. "Blackberry, raspberry and dark cherry dominate the aromas with complementary notes of anise mocha and tightly vanilla oak" — a month ago
Okay, some explanation is in order. First of all, the wine is off-scale awesome. Absolutely beautiful fruit on the nose, balance throughout a lingering, elegant finish. Fantastic. The cork, on the other hand, was a disaster. This wine was stored on its side at 55 F upon receipt from the winery. I am absolutely certain that Justin does his due diligence in selecting corks, but something clearly was amiss with at least this cork from the 2007 Heartstone. This is just a word of caution: if you have this in your cellar, the wine is awesome. Just be careful with the cork! — 4 days ago
Awesome dark red spicy and fruity Texas Hill Country red wine blend. Great wine — 8 days ago
4.3/5 1984 it has been open for about two weeks with Vacuvan and needed an extra week of the two to completely open up. It has a lovely baked fruit nose now without any smell of excess aging, but slightly less flowery, with a full, slightly sweet complex body & a nice medium to long length aftertaste. — an hour ago
Nose has dried lemon rind, beeswax, dehydrated pineapple and warmed honeycomb.
Palate has candied lemon, dried strawberry, fresh lemon peel with mild wood influence. Medium acidity, medium finish, a touch of light sweetness.
Really improving with air, might be the best Stone Hill white we've enjoyed!
This bottle is approaching its peak of enjoyment, at five years old and two years past current vintage, should hold acceptably for 2-4 years further in proper storage. A pleasant wine, solid values are easily found in Missouri wine country. — a month ago
YIKES! I definitely wasn’t expecting this. Positively explosive right out of the bottle. Power, minerality, enough acidity to remove two layers of enamel... but wow...the weight, the ripe juicy pear, honey-crisp, and musk melon fruit rolls over your tongue like Patton through Germany! The wine demands your attention—I involuntarily sneezed...but I wanted another mouthful...I needed another mouthful. This wine is far, far too young... but it’s simply brilliant...and will be for years. I can’t believe this is “lowly” Pinot Blanc.. and I can’t believe it’s from Oregon. Well done, Kelley! — 14 days ago