Villa Mt. Eden

Henschke

Mount Edelstone Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Mount Edelstone is Stephen’s favourite Henschke vineyard - planted in 1912 by Colin Angas and sold to Cyril Henschke in 1974. I have 7 vintages of Mt Edelstone in my home cellar but somehow missed the 2013 so I bought a bottle -released from the Henschke museum. This was absolutely delicious and early in its drinking window is to 2045+. Chosen for the masterclass to taste beside the current release 2019 as they were both from drought years. A beautiful fragrant perfume. Black pepper, sage, spice and plum pudding. First released at 6 years of age. A brilliant wine. Particularly loved by my wife Barb. — 11 days ago

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Doug Powers

@Bob McDonald, lots of “Wow” in this Henschke lineup!!!

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Oak a little showier than last visit 4.20.24. *Full disclosure* Probably my favorite CA cabernet for QPR purposes-year in, year out-since the early 90's. Not inexpensive, yet, in a world of ridiculous CA cab pricing, this is a bargain. Had I storage space and projected lifespan, would pick up two cases and crack a bottle every year starting in 2028. Some overt baby fat/oak to dissipate in anticipation. Currently, wanting more structure and depth but, given the track record with this wine/producer, it's enroute. 5.29.24. — 14 days ago

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Lokoya

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Vanilla, black currant great structure and long finish. Needed +4 hrs to decant. Kayla says 9.6 also! — 17 days ago

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Henschke

Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 2002

This is Stephen Henschke’s favourite vintage of H of G he said. This was the first vintage he bottled under screw cap and all subsequent vintages have been bottled that way. They have also experimented with the Vinolok glass stopper. As Stephen said “I love tradition and it is very important as a 6th generation family owned winery. However when tradition lets you down as it has with cork, there is time to evaluate better closures. “ He went on to say the 2002 has that distinctive Hill of Grace nose which you can’t define but it does have the trademark mint, spice and sage. The palate is profoundly intense and could go on for another 10 years but flirting with perfection right now. — 11 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Corks are finished at Henschke.
Ron R

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Why not use the glass closure? I’m a big fan of those. I’ve never had a decayed bottle when sealed with glass. I’ve never tasted this wine due to its cost… sniff
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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2019

2019 vintage. As delicious as ever. Exquisite balance of fruit and acidity. Medium-heavy bod. Clean with a smattering of mineral influence here and there. So good. 6.5.24. — 7 days ago

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These are great

Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1970

Legendary wine from the early 1970s. Still exhibits good fruit and excellent balance on the palate. Lingering aftertaste. Exquisite wine with no flaws. At its peak but should be around for years to come. A wine masterpiece. — 21 days ago

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Henschke

Julius Eden Valley Riesling 2023

Still trying to catch up with all of the Henschke wines we tasted a week ago at Spicer’s Peak Lodge. This was a classic Eden Valley Riesling from Henschke’s own Eden Valley vineyard. Aromatics of Lime and talc with a note of jasmine. Stephen again emphasised the quality of the 2023 vintage. Cyril was instrumental in developing the Henschke Riesling vineyards back in the 1950’s. — 11 days ago

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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Decant for sediment(some fine/cloudy sediment)and pour. A brilliant dark magenta color. On the nose: jumping from the glass are perfumed notes of stewed red fruit, herbaceous, spice, eucalyptus, sweet soil. Taste: elegant, creamy, balanced wine with brambly cherry, woodsy, earthy, spice, and a chocolate espresso bean medium plus finish. YUM! Finesse and class with time to go. — 10 days ago

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Mt. Brave

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Another bottle, a staple at our house. Always great. Same comments as before. — 24 days ago

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Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2021

One of these days I’ll give this wine the proper cellaring it needs. Bigger style, good guts, imagine it would age beautifully. Nonetheless, it was delicious as always. — 20 days ago

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