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August Hill Winery Hieland Red Rouge 2008

Member Review by Tyler Worth:

87 points. The nose is full of sweet, ripe fruit, but there is also a rustic component to it. There are notes of vanilla bean, blueberry, and some bramble bush tones. A good spin in the glass reveals ripe, forest strawberries and hints of juniper. The palate opens softly, with a faintly sweet touch of ripe red fruit. There is an Old World quality about this wine, and it shows itself mostly in the gently gripping tannins on this wine’s edges. There are flavors of raspberry and strawberry, as well as somewhat of a candy bar quality, with cacao powder, lots of caramel, and a faint nuttiness. This wine is light to medium bodied, and it has a good amount of subtle intensity. It’s interesting, and I think it has a uniqueness factor that allows the varietal to stand out and make its presence known. This is definitely not a wine that you find everyday, and for that reason, I would call it a wine worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #33: Tasting Illinois Frontenac at August Hill Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/25/post-33-tasting-illinois-frontenac-at-august-hill-winery/ )

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August Hill Winery:
August Hill Winery was built in July, 2004. The day before the first grapes arrived (September 19, 2004), we moved in tanks, presses and crushers to take on this first harvest. Next to arrive was the bottling equipment and then the many family and friends to help us bottle and label the first bottles of August Hill Winery wine. We have added additional equipment and even built a loading dock ... Read more
August Hill Winery was built in July, 2004. The day before the first grapes arrived (September 19, 2004), we moved in tanks, presses and crushers to take on this first harvest. Next to arrive was the bottling equipment and then the many family and friends to help us bottle and label the first bottles of August Hill Winery wine. We have added additional equipment and even built a loading dock to help us handle all of the bottles that are now passing through the winery. It is hard to believe that this building stood empty a few years ago when it was built. It is now filled with wine-making equipment and wine. The heart of the winery is the volunteers, family and friends who share our passion for creation. They help us with planting, pruning, harvesting, crushing, bottling, labeling, taste testing, transporting grapes and wine, repairing and so many other tasks that have contributed to our success. Read less

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
01/18/2011

87 points. The nose is full of sweet, ripe fruit, but there is also a rustic component to it. There are notes of vanilla bean, blueberry, and some bramble bush tones. A good spin in the glass reveals ripe, forest strawberries and hints of juniper. The palate opens softly, with a faintly sweet touch of ripe red fruit. There is an Old World quality about this wine, and it shows itself mostly in the gently gripping tannins on this wine’s edges. There are flavors of raspberry and strawberry, as well as somewhat of a candy bar quality, with cacao powder, lots of caramel, and a faint nuttiness. This wine is light to medium bodied, and it has a good amount of subtle intensity. It’s interesting, and I think it has a uniqueness factor that allows the varietal to stand out and make its presence known. This is definitely not a wine that you find everyday, and for that reason, I would call it a wine worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #33: Tasting Illinois Frontenac at August Hill Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/25/post-33-tasting-illinois-frontenac-at-august-hill-winery/ )




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