Hilliard Bruce

Sky Pinot Noir

9.03 ratings
-no pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jim McCusker

Easily one of the better incarnations of this wine, the 2015 Sky is drinking really well. I think (but am not 100% certain) that by this vintage Greg Brewer had moved from Melville to John Hilliard’s operation just down the road on Route 246. Has many of the same characteristics you’d expect from a St Rita Hills pinot - beautiful bright strawberry-laced fruit, a bit of earth and spice, all wrapped together in a wine with a seamless mouthfeel. Very sad that life circumstances compelled John and his wife to shut HB down, but this wine is a terrific reflection of what they achieved in a very short space of time. Cheers!

Easily one of the better incarnations of this wine, the 2015 Sky is drinking really well. I think (but am not 100% certain) that by this vintage Greg Brewer had moved from Melville to John Hilliard’s operation just down the road on Route 246. Has many of the same characteristics you’d expect from a St Rita Hills pinot - beautiful bright strawberry-laced fruit, a bit of earth and spice, all wrapped together in a wine with a seamless mouthfeel. Very sad that life circumstances compelled John and his wife to shut HB down, but this wine is a terrific reflection of what they achieved in a very short space of time. Cheers!

May 12th, 2020
Frank Lin

Took a while to open up. But man! Once it did the aromas are beautiful! Fruity fragrant bouquet. Nice and tight balance of flavors of fruit and tannin. Don’t let it sit till the next day though. Even with vacuvin the quality drops dramatically. Amazing top wine at a relatively reasonable price. Got a deal before they sold out, gotta keep an eye out for more!

Took a while to open up. But man! Once it did the aromas are beautiful! Fruity fragrant bouquet. Nice and tight balance of flavors of fruit and tannin. Don’t let it sit till the next day though. Even with vacuvin the quality drops dramatically. Amazing top wine at a relatively reasonable price. Got a deal before they sold out, gotta keep an eye out for more!

Apr 7th, 2019
Martinez

Martinez had this a year ago

Martinez had this a year ago

Feb 18th, 2019