Our Wines

Parmelee-Hill Vineyards decided in 2001 to begin making a limited amount of high-end syrah under our own label. To make the type of wine we wanted meant sourcing a winemaker of the highest caliber to make it. We found him in Don Van Staaveren of Chateau St. Jean fame and Don continues to help and advise in the making of every Parmelee-Hill wine.

2011 Estate Pinot Noir ~ Fruity, with soft oak and overtones of raspberry, cherry, and mango with a soft elegant lasting finish. A delightful wine.
Scored 94 points (Exceptional) from Beverage Tasting Institute
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2011 "Block B" Estate Syrah ~ Medium violet ruby color. Inviting aromas and flavors of blackberries and white pepper with a chewy, vibrant full body and a warming medium long finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A very fruit driven hedonic red wine.
Score 91 Points (Exceptional-Cellar Selection) from Beverage Tasting Institute
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2011 "Darcy" Estate Rhone White Blend ~ A Tasteful blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Viognier named after our daughter; Darcy Hill Merritt. Gold Yellow color. Rich aromas and flavors of meringue, coconut macaroon, peach and custard pie with minty, satiny, bright medium fruit, medium length finish filled with starfruit, citrus curd, and vanilla cream. A delicious and elegantly styled white Rhone blend.
Score 92 points (Exceptional) from Beverage Tasting Institute
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2012 Estate Chardonnay ~ old gold color. Rich aromas and flavors of toasty vanilla nougat, pineapple and apple cake with a silky, bright, dry yet fruity medium to full body medium long finish with notes of spiced melon, kiwi, lemon tart with silky tannins and moderate oak. A rich and extravagantly styled Chardonnay with very present but judicious oak.
Score 93 points (Exceptional) from Beverage Tasting Institute
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2011 Estate Zinfandel ~ Dark and dense opaque color. AROMA- Ripe red fruit , brambly spice, with raspberry. FLAVOR- Juicy, round, full entry, burst with fruit, creamy oak and spice. FINISH- Full, long, lots of red fruit with white and black pepper, and berry.
Scored 94 points (Exceptional) from Beverage Tasting Institute
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2011 NIGHT CAP 'Zinrah' Red Wine
A deeply colored, a bright blend of Zinfandel and Syrah from our vineyards. Deep dark color, rich, vibrant, brilliant and jewel like. Aromas of blackberry/raspberry blossoms, ripe red plum, cassis, sweet spice/brown spice-nutmeg, juicy grapey, enticing aroma, creamy oak. Palate is bright and lively red plum, ripe raspberry, vibrant, cranberry, brambly, racy. The wine enters as red plum Syrah and finishes as brambley cranberry Zinfandel.
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2007 NIGHT CAP Syrah Port
20% alcohol, but does not taste hot. Just try it with “smoors” around a campfire and you will fall in love with this wine. Very dark, inky, deep purple tints. Ripe, heady dried fruit, jammy, porty, black raspberry, wiff of violets, nutty aromas. On the palate it's juicy, syraupy with loads of ripe red and black berry fruit, followed by cinnamon and sweet spices, wrapped in a hint of creamy oak. The finish is long, viscous, plush and silky.
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