Chamber Hilltop Wine Reception

On September 25, 2012, The Hilltop Winery held a special wine reception for their friends in the chamber industry. The format was - see something, pull something!

The following bottles of wine were tasted throughout the afternoon and evening with the exception of: 
  • The Pedestal and Feather Magnums;
  • The Araujo Syrah;
  • The HDV Chardonnay; and
  • The LaFollett Chardonnay.

...they were properly packaged and taken to dinner at Sam’s by the Beach, one of our favorite boutique restaurants in Santa Monica, CA.

Thank you Mike and Mav for a wonderful wine tasting afternoon!


  • 1995 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen
  • 2006 HDV, Chardonnay
  • 2009 Copain Chardonnay
  • 2009 LaFollette, Chardonnay


  • 1982 Heitz Cellar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 1984 Insignia, Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • 1986 Cain Five, Napa Valley
  • 1986 Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien
  • 1986 Groth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 1989 Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac
  • 1989 Brander Bouchet, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1990 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Pauillac
  • 1993 Von Strasser, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain
  • 1994 Talley, Pinot Noir
  • 1995 Araujo, Syrah, Eisele Vineyard
  • 1998 Dunn Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
  • 2003 Raymond, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, St. Helena
  • 2006 Surh Luchel, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • 2006 Pedestal (Magnum), Merlot, Columbia Valley
  • 2006 Feather (Magnum), Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
  • 2008 Alto Moncayo, Veraton, Garnacha
  • NV, Barbi, Brunello, di Montalcino

For a complete slideshow of the wine tasting go HERE.