The Hilt

The Hilt

The Vanguard Pinot Noir 2013

I- Man

Good Daily drink — a year ago

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Lodi Zinfandel

I’ve had two cases of this in the past year - seem to grab a bottle every other trip to the cellar. It never fails to please. — 2 years ago

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Tyler Martinelli

Tyler Martinelli

This is amazing!!!! One of my favorite Zins!!!!!

The Hilt

The Vanguard Chardonnay 2015

Nick H

Re-committing to my long review backlog. This one is a perennial favorite for me, and Wayne does a great job from year to year with this central coast chard. More on the honey/peach side of the spectrum, with a light amount of oak and butter. Definitely one (like Aubert) that benefits from a bit of time in the glass and approaching room temp. — a year ago

David, Shay and 4 others liked this

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Superb wine surprise from special dinner guests. They know our pallet. Everyone will enjoy this. It’s a treat. — 2 years ago

Hilt & Blade

Antecedence Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

I’m not familiar with this Vineyard, but this was a delightful, full red blend. — 3 years ago

The Hilt

The Old Guard Chardonnay 2017

Antonio Galloni

A bit more open than most vintages, but it is also very delicious right now. Solomon Hills, Bien Nacido and Sanford & Benedict fruit. — 7 months ago

Martin, Brian and 34 others liked this
Rob Brobst III

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@Antonio Galloni My hunch tells me that by the Vineyards you named, Stan K must own the land underneath those grapes. 🤷🏽‍♂️👍🏽✌🏼I love the stuff, very elegant.
Sam Scarpari

Sam Scarpari

Rob Brobst III, pretty sure Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills are owned by the Miller Family in Santa Maria, S & B not quite sure.

Three Finger Jack

East Side RIdge Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine plays the outlaw image to the hilt. Lodi Cab faces off in a dusty street against Napa Cab, the fastest gun in town. They both shoot straight, but in different directions. Three Finger Jack has a nose of rustic black fruit, tar, forest floor, with only a hint of graphite. The palate leans in a more elegant direction, but still stands its ground as an “outsider.” It's a delightful drink, with plenty of pairing power and the tannic structure to prove it. — a year ago

Serge, P and 5 others liked this


Alder Springs - Emerald Pool Syrah 2006

Lights out. Knock out. Thought this might be past its prime, but the first whiff raised an eyebrow and the first sip made me howl like Ric Flair. Stunning and right at its apogee. The best Northern California Syrah I’ve ever tasted. Decadent blackberry and boysenberry, with an array of meat from coppa to bacon, and seasoned to the hilt with pepper. Clove, leather, and lavender, with savory minerality that is killer. — 3 years ago

Jason, Eric and 18 others liked this