|Gold Hill 2014 Chardonnay ($22.50)|
No oak, no maloactic fermentation. Aromas of pineapple and green apple, followed by a touch of minerality. Peach, pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing if you are a fan of this style of Chardonnay.
|Gold Hill 2013 Viognier ($22.00)|
|Gold Hill 2012 Pinot Gris ($18.00)|
|Gold Hill 2014 Charisma White ($18.00)|
Gewurztraminer/Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling/Viognier/Pinot Gris
Aromas of grapefruit, lychee and white flowers. Slightly off dry palate, dominated by pear and lychee, with a slight touch of spice showing up at the end.
|Gold Hills 2016 Rosé ($20.00)|
100% Cabernet Franc
Delightful aromas of plum, vanilla and strawberry. Red fruits are all over the palate, and a hint of spice shows up at the end. Tasty.
|Gold Hill 2013 Charisma Red ($ Unknown)|
|Gold Hill 2012 Pinot Noir ($24.99)|
|Gold Hill 2012 Merlot ($24.99)|
|Gold Hill 2013 Cabernet Franc ($25.13)|
|Gold Hill 2013 Syrah ($27.00)|
|Gold Hill 2015 Cabernet Merlot ($22.00)|
|Gold Hill 2013 Malbec ($41.50)|
|Gold Hill 2013 Meritage Reserve ($47.50)|
That's it for our first visit to Gold Hills. I'd like to see them consolidate their portfolio a bit and focus on what they do best. Perhaps they are already doing that, with several of the wines above disappearing from their website.
Next up: The Main event of this trip, a 19-year vertical tasting of Black Hills' flagship wine, Nota Bene!!