California to France: Two Great Venues on The Hilltop!

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 The Hilltop Winery, once again hosted the wayward relative from the East Coast, and you know the deal, he brought the old and some new folks to enjoy the latest grape to hit the market (the old timers know who you are).

And obviously, they got carried away and went deep into the cellar, and with the Sommelier's permission, were allowed to pull some incredible wines from around the world dating back to 1979.

The evening also reunited the wayward relative with Monrose Catering.  Thank you Richard and your staff for taking care of us again with an excellent selection of appetizers for all to enjoy!

Mav was the bomb with her incredible chocolate flour-less tart/cake.  I'm not sure what it was or where it came from but it was delicious!

From a Ph.D. on the East Coast to a Ph.D. on the West Coast, "while the economy may go up and down, a visit to The Hilltop Winery is always an up day!"

So from all the East Coast folks Mike, all we can say is thank you for allowing us to enjoy the following wines from your cellar.


  • 2011 Golden Slope Liquid Farms Chardonnay
  • 2011 Four Liquid Farms Chardonnay
  • 2012 Kobalt Sauvignon Blanc


  • 1979 Chateau Lafite Rothschild
  • 1982 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 1982 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (bottled 1986)
  • 1986 Chateau LaGrange, Saint-Julien
  • 1988 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 1989 Clos du Bois Marlstone Vineyard
  • 1994 Chateau Lynch Bages
  • 1996 Araujo Syrah, Eisele Vineyards
  • 2001 Fratelli Revello Barolo, Vigna Giachini
  • 2002 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
  • 2003 Clarendon Hills Merlot, Brookman
  • 2005 Hunnicutt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  • 2008 Arns Syrah, Napa Valley
  • 2011 Bjornstad Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley


  • 1983 Dow's Vintage Port

For pictures of the evening swirl click HERE.