I’m told by people in a position to judge that Leo Hillinger is one of the sexist men in the wine business. I don’t need any help, though, in noticing that his Hillinger Pinot Noir Eveline 2013 is very attractive indeed. A regular leader in the “great value Pinot Noir” sweepstakes here for years, the 2013 is simply the most elegant, pretty, and delicious release yet. Pure, Oregon-styled, red fruit and crushed flowers shine on opening with smoky spice and earthy complexity emerging with air. Pour it blind with Easter ham or Spring lamb and your guests will think you’ve brought out the $30+ Oregon or juicy California Central Coast Pinot. So you can just smile thinking about how you got yours for just $16.98 for bottles or $14.98/ea by the case – a comfortable 25% off!
As Robert Parker says, "A dead-ringer for a Cote Blonde Cote Rotie, this cuvee may be the greatest vin de pays I have ever tasted." A fine 92 point Northern Rhone at big savings. Just 10 cases available!
Over the past few years, the organically grown Sammarco has been one of Italy's greatest Cabernet-based super-Tuscans. The 98 point 2010 is more impressive still. Not much available at best in the USA prices!