Hatcher Winery

Hatcher Winery

Calaveras County Syrah 2017

Everybody loved it. Words fail me. Just a great wine — 3 months ago

Morgado

Sugarloaf Mountain Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016

Shay A
9.3

WNH Morgado Virtual Wine Tasting with winemaker Kimberley Hatcher and mentor Russell Bevan.

When I saw this as an option to try for the tasting, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to try Sugarloaf mountain cab franc and merlot fruit. I love these types of blends. In the glass, it sports my favorite color of wine...deep red and black, and a hint of purple. At this point, I noticed a Jekyl & Hyde with this wine when it came to temperature. Right at pop and at cellar temp, the cab franc was very expressive with notes of violets, potpourri, herbs de Provence and a brambly character. When it warmed in the decanter following a few hours, the merlot dominates and sports fondue dipped black cherries, underripe blackberries and high percentage dark chocolate. It gets a bit clumsy as it warms, so I suggest keeping this cool. The palate shows added notes of tobacco leaves, black currant, juicy dark fruits and a youthful finish. Powerful, but sexy. I think this improves with another few years in bottle.
— 4 years ago

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@Shay A : thank you for sharing these with me on day 2!

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Parcel 17 Red Blend 2012

So fruity and well balanced with layers and texture. Love love it. Could see it served slightly chilled. — 7 years ago

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Sierra Foothills Syrah 2016

2016 Syrah. Lots of green pepper that ok pens up even more on Day 2 — 2 years ago

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Morgado

Steiner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

WNH Morgado Virtual Wine Tasting with winemaker Kimberley Hatcher and mentor Russell Bevan.

Coming from Steiner Vineyard in Bennett Valley (not familiar with the vineyard at all), this 2016 is, for me, in the same vein as a Kongsgaard or Hudson Chardonnay. When poured in the glass, it was golden and appeared oxidized. I anticipated it to be heavy and overly rich, but it wasn’t. Aromatically it showed honey roasted nuts, touch of orange marmalade, and herb crusted yellow fruits. On the palate, there is really nice acidity followed by more herbal yellow fruits, lemon cream pie crust and a finish showing a mix of cotton candy and lanolin. This goes through a similar “death and resurrection” type winemaking process (if I’m not mistaken), a process that John Kongsgaard made famous. It has a very Hudson/Carneros feel to it. Very enjoyable now.
— 4 years ago

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Your note captures it pretty well, Shay. 👍
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Thanks for sharing this one as well. Your notes are right on.
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Agree with @Eric LaMasters your notes 📝 are on point. I was impressed with this wine.

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Reserve Shake Ridge Ranch Zinfandel 2012

Nice acid and round fruit. — 7 years ago

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Cooper Ranch Barbera 2017

Incredible Amador County Barbera. Also great cab and syrah coming out of this winery — 3 years ago

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El Dorado County Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Perfect mix of chard and sauvy B flavors — 4 years ago

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Sierra Foothills Meritage Red Blend 2010

As you would expect from Hatcher, a really nice wine. Went great with a t-bone! — 5 years ago

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Calaveras County Cinsault Rosé 2016

This was amazing. Don't usually see cinsault in rose. — 7 years ago

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