Full Review
Hill Family Estate

Hill Family Estate
2012 "Like a Hawk", Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48.00
Cellar Selection

Hill Family Estate
2012 "Like a Hawk", Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Medium bright garnet color. Delicate, fruity, spicy aromas of berry chutney, chocolate nuts, and hint of bacon with a glycerous, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, layered, medium-long spiced watermelon, sandalwood, and nougat finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A seductively delicious red.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: berry chutney, chocolate nuts, and hint of bacon
Taste Flavor: spiced watermelon, sandalwood, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seductively delicious red.
The Producer

Hill Family Estate

The Producer
5055 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-944-9580
Other US Red
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.