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Hope & Grace

Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

David T
9.2

On a Charles Hendricks wines run here. An early finish at our rental property to attend our friends Christmas party.

Thought we’d check in on the 13. It’s still early on the Santa Lucia...needs another 3-5years in bottle.

The nose is; brooding, dark, rich, ripe, cassis. Well extracted blackberries, black cherries, black plum, plum, haunt blue fruits, black raspberries and poached strawberries. Notes of soft & elegantly, layered baking spices; cinnamon, clove & nutmeg. Dark chocolate, light caramel, understated dark spice, limestone, crushed, dry rocks, dark, moist, turned earth, just a whiff of dry herbs, dry top soil, wet clay, dark fruit cola, some black licorice with fresh & withering dark, red & blue florals framed in violets & lavender.

The body is, rich, ripe, ruby & full. There is sandy/dusty tannin presence. The structure & tension are still quite pronounced. The length & balance are good but, still require some evolution. It is round, elegant and slides nicely across the palate. Dark, rich, ripe, cassis. Well extracted blackberries, black cherries, black plum, plum, haunt blue fruits, black raspberries, dry cranberries, poached strawberries & in and out raspberries qualities. Notes of soft & elegantly, layered baking spices; cinnamon, clove & nutmeg. Dark chocolate, light caramel, understated dark spice, limestone, crushed, dry rocks, dark, moist, turned earth, dry herbs-bay leaf, a touch mint & eucalyptus, dry top soil, wet clay, dark fruit cola, some black licorice with fresh & withering dark, red & blue florals framed in violets & lavender. The acidity is round and holds the slightly higher alcohol in check. The nice, fruit finish is; plush, elegant, persistent, polished and then drifts into drier earthiness & dark spice. Better things ahead for this Charles Hendricks Cuvée in 3-5 years...picks up two score points.

Photos of, the exterior of the Hope & Grace tasting room in Yountville, their tasting salon, one of my favorite paintings that used to sit behind their tasting room bar but, now resides in Charles house and the vineyard that the fruit for this wine is sourced in Santa Lucia.
— 8 days ago

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Paumanok

North Fork of Long Island Chenin Blanc 2018

Timothy Eustis
9.0

Pretty and fresh. Bright acidity with compelling flavors of white flowers and light melon. Keeps you coming back for more. LI makes good chenin! — 4 days ago

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Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This is a nice surprise. A great Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.

Showing black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, mocha, coke, maple, brown sugar and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and very fruity. Dry to off dry on the palate.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.

Good by itself or with food and good for parties.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$53.
— 25 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

I’ve been holding off on this year. In the cellar. Is it ready?
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Stuart Scheff I forget when I had my 2015..but yes it is very enjoyable!
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@Stuart Scheff it's still very fruity. I'd wait a couple of years

Hope & Grace

Cuvée Amor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

David T
9.3

The is uniquely a non-vintage Cuvée Amor. I have it on pretty good word that when Charles Hendricks (Winemaker for both Hope & Grace & his own Hendricks label) doesn’t make his Hendricks Cabernet, this is the wine that the Hendricks fruit goes into. @Paul T- Huntington Beach @Eric Shanks

The nose reveals, round, ripe, ruby, slightly liqueured fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, baked plum, blueberries, and black raspberries. Dark, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, caramel, vanillin, light; clove, nutmeg & dark spice, black turned earth, dark fruit cola, burnt coconut, touch of black pepper, sandstone/limestone, light fresh & dry herbaceousness-bay leaf dominant, dry, pine twig, soft mint, cherry kirsch liqueur, moist clay and extremely dark fresh, candied & withering florals with blue flowers & violets.

The body is; ripe, rich and full. The tannins are round, velvety, chewy & slightly tarry. The structure, tension, length and balance is just hitting its stride to peak form. Round, ripe, ruby, juicy & slightly liqueured fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, baked plum, blueberries, black raspberries. Mulberries, poached strawberries and a touch of dry cranberries. Dark, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, coco powder, caramel, vanillin, light; clove, nutmeg & dark spice, black turned earth, dark fruit cola, burnt coconut, touch of black pepper, sandstone/limestone, light fresh & dry herbaceousness-bay leaf dominant, dry, pine twig, soft mint, cherry kirsch liqueur, moist clay and extremely dark fresh, candied & withering florals with blue flowers & violets. The acidity is like a cool shower on a warm day. The long, well lingering finish is; well balanced & polished ending in soft dark spice.

Photos of; exterior Hope & Grace tasting room in downtown Yountville, interior of their tasting room, Charles Hendricks & the Hendricks Santa Lucia vineyard that he sources his Pinot Noir
— 9 days ago

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@David T David nice post, enjoy your weekend Cheers 🍷
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@P A You as well. Hope you are out enjoying & making the most of the change of seasons in BC. Cheers! 🍷
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@David T We love the snow and crisp temperatures, Mrs A seldom go further south than Montana. As long as we can get good wine, Canadian beer and lots of powder to ski 🎿 on Life is Good. Cheers 🇺🇸🇨🇦🍷

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Rorick Heritage Vineyard Barbera Blend

Opening day of Petite Soif. Light bodied, tannic finish. Pretty dece. — 22 days ago

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2008

David T
9.3

@Plate&Bottle

Charles Hendricks Malbec night cap!!!


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle
— a month ago

Julie, Sofia and 21 others liked this

The Cape of Good Hope

Mensa Cabernet Sauvignon

South Africa, very smooth. Delicious! — 2 days ago

Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Riesling 2013

Can’t beat the lime leaves he gets out of this. Happy Thanksgiving all! — 17 days ago

Severn, Tom and 16 others liked this
David T

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Everything Charles touches is so fresh, round, balanced & elegant...even young.
Eric Shanks

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True dat @David T. Love his wines across the board.

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Rorick Heritage Vineyard Riesling Blend

Riesling, Chard, Verdelho. Citrusy. Nutty. Coating texture. Think this will shine with Turkey. $18. Stole it. — 17 days ago

Andrew and Dylan liked this
Andrew Rasse

Andrew Rasse

The white is good. Skip the red.

Forlorn Hope

Queen of the Sierra Rosé Blend

Very nice blend! Tanniny but not too heavy. Cherry notes — 21 days ago