Toad Hollow

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Unfiltered Finch Hollow Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Shay A

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

This was my contribution. Again, it was paired next to the filtered ‘11 vintage and the colors were incredibly different, with this being hay/straw colored with just a touch of cloudy appearance. If guessing blind, I would have called this Aubert SugarShack (which I love). Medley of lemon cream, marzipan and honeyed sea salt on the nose with a rich and powerful profile on the palate, yet it is nimble...perfectly balanced. Sweet oak, caramel dipped golden delicious apple at the finish.
— 6 days ago

Steve BolgerJack ThompsonMichael Rariden
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Love this wine!


Schieferkristall Trocken Riesling 2013

Textually lacy, beaming acid, very mineral, crumbled wet slate all over. The palate is tense yet delicate, hallmark Ruwer character. 7.7g/l RS, this is trocken and done so well, nothing hollow or missing, just nervy and vivacious Riesling. Ripe white peach, kiwi, crisp green apple, limes, slate and lemon. — 19 days ago

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Cuvée Spéciale Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2017

A bit more alcoholic than we expected, a bit hollow in the cheeks...still, some good fruit and garrigue, would like more structure, perhaps give it a few years. Like a more angular CdP. — a month ago

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Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Finch Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Shay A

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Ben and I wanted to do a flight of Jarvis chards, so he brought the ‘11 Finch Hollow. The color difference against my ‘14 Unfiltered Finch Hollow was drastic! Much more amber in color, as though it had been oxidized a bit. It has an amazingly sweet nose...someone mentioned it was slightly reminiscent of botrytis. Lots of honey and marshmallow cream aromatics. It tastes like Werther’s Butterscotch, candied ginger and baked marzipan. You gotta love the style. Delicious. Thanks
@Benjamin Keator .
— 6 days ago

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Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars

Field Blend Lot-1 Red Blend 2017

First unoaked Pinot Noir I have had. It was light like a Rose but with more flavor. — a month ago

Domaine Joblot

Clos du Cellier Aux Moines Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

J. Kim

Not as forward and generous as the Servoisine, but clearly holding back lot of material. Modern style but not antiseptic and soulless. A real Pinot Noir aromas, very ripe, great weight and density without too much new oak. Bit too polished on the surface, but not hollow like the most new world wines. — a month ago

Toad Hollow

Eye of the Toad Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

Probably one of my top rose! — 2 months ago

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1923

Just when you thought the oldest wine of the night was the 38' FKA Schmitt Pettenthal TBA, this pops up. Again I'll let SC describe the wine again:

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1923 was the oldest wine of the pre-auction dinner. Still so fresh with a lovely complex attack, a bit hollow [on the] mid-palate that shows an average vintage, and a long finish with a surprisingly good tannic structure. Stunning!

To add to this, I'd like to say WeinArt did an amazing job sourcing and cellaring this impeccable bottle. Kudos to them!
— 10 days ago

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Whaaatt! Wow.
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@Aaron Tan What an experience!


Wow 😮

Jean-Michel Guillon & Fils

1er Cru- La petite Chapelle Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2006

Heard many good things about la petite chapelle. Didnt dissapoint. Silky smooth and a fine line of minerality. Raspberry and redcurrant fruits. Floral but slightly short. Crushed rocks but not as complex. Has spice notes but slightly hollow bitter finish — a month ago