H•L•R Cellars is a small boutique winery located in Eastern Sonoma County, established in 2012 by Steve and Joan Heller. Our goal is to produce estate grown and bottled wines that are delightful expressions of the vineyard’s outstanding mountain location.
Sitting at 1300 feet of altitude, the vineyard is part of the Fountaingrove District AVA (new March 2015) and about a mile from Napa Valley’s famed Diamond Mountain appellation. This terroir coupled with the cool Pacific evening breezes provides ideal growing conditions for our Bordeaux varietals.
Our estate grown and bottled wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and two proprietary blends: Hella•licious and Hella•Nora.
The 2016 H.L.R. Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and dense wine. On the nose, currents, blackberries, plums, kirsch, vanilla, chocolate, and a menthol note, mint. It's complex, there's a lot to think about. It's mouth-filling with plum, black cherry, vanilla flavors and a slight touch of mint in the background. Scott Nelson 4/10/19
The 2016 Merlot has lovely garnet color with notes of bright cherry on the nose.It is already accessible with a mouth filling mid-palate and a luxurious finish of smooth, silky tannins. Layers wild blackberries, barrel spice and butter scotch. Steve Heller 4/17/19
The 2016 is a lovely, approachable wine with a nose of ripe cherry and cola. The mid-palate reveals notes of licorice and plum. The Malbec has a stunning, complex finish with flavors of mixed black fruits, barrel spice and supple tannins. Steve Heller 2/28/19
The 2016 Hella•licious is a blend of our estate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. On the nose, one experiences the aromas of cola, cedar and licorice. Slow to open, the wine reveals flavors of ripe blackberry followed by prickly tannins. The finish is long with notes of vanilla and mocha. Steve Heller 4/17/19
The 2016 Hella-Nora is a blend of our estate grown Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. You'll find purple and red fruits, plums and cherries. The fruit is pure, ripe, fleshy, and tangy, think of cherry juice from Door County, WI. It's extremely food friendly, enjoy with beef, lamb, pork, grilled sausages, and grilled veggies. This vintage of Hella-Nora is wonderfully approachable and easy to enjoy today. Scott Nelson 4/10/19
Our 2019 Rosé continues to be crafted from a blend of 66% Malbec, 25% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. This blend provides a touch of structure and a color of peachy watermelon. Vinified to dryness, the wine exhibits hints of red raspberry and crisp acidity. This is a wine for summer quaffing best served well chilled. Seve Heller 5/14/2020
Vintages available: 2016, 2017
Price: $55.00 per bottle
2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $75.00 per bottle
Vintages available: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Price: $39.00 per bottle
Vintages available: 2014, 2016
Price: $45.00 per bottle
Vintages available: 2014, 2015, 2016
Price: $39.00 per bottle
Vintage available: 2019
Price: $24.00 per bottle
Downloadable tech sheets for the 2016 vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Hella•licious, and Hella•Nora.