Youngberg Hill

Rudderless

Sellicks Hill Grenache 2017

Really black grenache, dark in the glass, black fruited, earthy/bushy, dried herbs, light spice, savoury with a spread, light but grippy mouthfeel. Perhaps a little muted on the grenache flavours. Could almost be 93. — 4 days ago

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Novelty Hill

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

ESF
9.1

Sexy stuff here - particularly for 20 bones: deep dark intensely concentrated but not overdone, after an hour or so it began to reveal black fruits, cassis, a hi toned note, tobacco, cocoa, baking spices, against an earthy backdrop. Solid tannins but extremely well-integrated, seamless on palate thru finish. Stood up well to my filet w/grilled polenta. — 8 days ago

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Southold Farm + Cellar

Love Just Because Dolcetto 2019

The Southold experience asks you reintroduce yourself to familiar grapes. There is no typicity so throw your schooling out the window.Love Just Because is purple brown Dolcetto that smells like sour wild blueberries and beef jerky steeped in iodine.It’s bloody and meaty - metallic and full of salt. Also pulpy and fruity and sour and nothing you’ve seen before. — a month ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Ely Cohn Nice! I want a glass!

Kumeu River

Hunting Hill Chardonnay

Excellent partner to homemade Alaskan spot shrimp Alfredo, in the great oak/acid balance. Kumeu is great with further age, but couldn’t resist the screw cap on a Wednesday. — 5 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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A huge fan of Kumeu Rivet. Some of the best new world Chardonnay anywhere. Particularly Mates Vineyard.
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Vintage thanks.

Lingua Franca

Bunker Hill Chardonnay 2017

Cathy Corison
9.0

Steely. Apples. Great acidity. Caramel, fairly woody. — 7 days ago

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Cooper Hill Pinot Noir 2018

Everything I want from a pinot. A little bit of fruit but predominantly earthy, mushroomy, forest floor aromas and tastes. Nice and light on the palate with good acid and some lingering earthy tannins. — 9 days ago

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Walter Scott

Freedom Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Enjoyable with good acid lift. Lime and green apple on the palate yet not lean at all. WBA — 10 hours ago

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Grosset

Polish Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Light pale lemon in colour. Bath talc and lime aromas, white flowers. Not a hint of Kero. Clean as a whistle on the palate with lime and lively citric acidity. A textural chalky mineral note. Still with a long future. Many good judges feel that this is Australia’s premium Riesling. If it’s not the best, it’s certainly in the conversation. From the Clare Valley SA. — 20 hours ago

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Chalk Hill

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

@Ron R @Buddy G @Patrick Schultz thank you for all of your good advice! I picked this one for the region, per your advice. It was very earthy at first with lots of acidity. Tonight, it’s so very smooth with lots of fruit on the palate. I will continue to follow your advice and try some other ones. Cheers! — 11 days ago

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David T

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Looks tasty. Cheers! 🍷
Trixie

Trixie

Very nice!🍷🧀🥒
Buddy G

Buddy G

2012. Nice vintage. It held up? Great to hear.

Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

“Silky and lifted, with striking nuance and exceptional balance.” Galloni couldn’t have better described this young bottle. Quite fresh and tight with lemon/lime zest and restrained caramel. — 22 days ago

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