Clay Hill

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Saint-Veran le Clos Vessats 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill [ ] for £12. Saint Veran is an appellation created in 1971,although viticulture has been carried out in the area since at least the Romans,for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 8 communes in the southern part of the Maconais region of Burgundy.Some of th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Hi, I'm Bruce.  I'm a UC Davis graduate of enology (26 years ago..alas) and have recently joined Snooth.  I was a former winemaker and enologist at two wineries on Long Island during the 1990s and am now semi-retired in Sarasota, FL.I'm still working in the wine trade, part-time in retail, but otherwise retired.  I'm still active in wine and eno... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?

  • One of our charming new posters, cysurvivor, was fishing for recommendations here for a visit over MLK weekend.  Since we're all pretty free with our half-baked ideas and opinions, we had plenty of ideas for him, didn't we?  Since Mauritson kept showing up on the list, it looked like it would make the final cut, so I went on private messaging an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good deeds, good wine, good...

  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from Bolgheri in Coastal Tuscany took place at my restaurant, Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, NJ, this past year. Owner, enologist Massimo Piccin was present and told us, “We are wine. We are men and women winemakers who transform grapes into wine by means of our know-how, our... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory

  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...

  • Wine goes way, way back in human history. A team of archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient temple and cellar in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi dating back to the first millennium BC, according to a story this past week on English-language site  “An archaeological team from the Georgian National Museum uncovered ... Read More

    From the article Georgian Temple May Hold Key To Seedy Lineage of Wine

  • We finally got the news that we are approved for our planning permit.  Now comes the really trying part:  building permits, contractors' estimates, dislocation, refinancing, and dealing with the neighbor who tried to stop the project and who will harass the contractor.  But it's official:  I get a basement with room for a real cellar with temper... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Finally able to exhale (Some...

  • I can probably count the number of winemakers that I have met on one hand.  Invariably, though, I would describe them as approachable, open, and gracious people.  They have consistently treated me with tremendous respect and actually listen to my questions or my opinions as if they have never heard them before.  Their responses are always detail... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are Winemakers All Just the...

  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Clay Hill Cabernet Franc 2012


    100% varietal, purchased from a neighboring family vineyard. Cherry, pepper, and tomato leaf. A pretty typical Virginia varietal. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • I should have used an emoticon rather than rely on other posters who have read hundreds of my posts realizing that I didn't agree with the opinion expressed by a new poster. So I'll make it clear:  MACHINE HARVESTING < HAND HARVESTING. (For those rusty on math symbols, or fans of Orwell, Machine Harvesting bad, hand harvesting good, even double ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Glimpse Of Sonoma County...

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