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  • 2007 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/23/2014)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, talc, kirsch, raspberries, cherries and plums. Flavors of raspberries, black berries, black cherries and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with about an hour or two of air time seems the sweet spot or continue to hold. (95 points)

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  • 2005 Pax Syrah Cuvée Moriah – USA, California, Sonoma County (11/22/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, dusty looking. Nose of lacquer, lavender, tar and smoked meat. Flavors of berries raspberries and cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Jaffurs Syrah Verna’s – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (11/21/2014)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, leather, berries and boysenberries. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (11/19/2014)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Served from MAGNUM.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, leather, black berries, plums, light notes of white pepper and fresh cut flowers. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold in magnum format. I’d lean towards drink in magnum and regular format. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Château de Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône Les Deux Albion – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (11/19/2014)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, berries, raspberries and light notes of asphalt. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberries and black berries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink over the next couple of years. (89 points)

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  • 2010 Carlisle Three Birds – USA, California, Sonoma County (11/18/2014)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, lacquer, herbs and berries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (91 points)

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  • 2006 Domaine La Bouïssiere Gigondas – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (11/17/2014)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, black berries, black cherries and wet stones. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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