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  • 2007 Shafer Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley (5/3/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, plum and black pepper. Flavors of plum,, black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Le Cellier Brondien Pinot Noir Vin de Savoie – France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie (5/2/2016)
    WIML87

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, berries and plums. Flavors of blackberries and raspberries. Light to medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (87 points)

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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (4/30/2016)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, cranberries and cherries. Flavors of red berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next 1-2 years. (93 points)

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  • 2004 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (4/30/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, cassis, white pepper and hint of roasted meat and some perfume notes. Flavors of black cherries, black berries, black raspberries and a splash of balsamic vinegar on the medium to long finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Thrill of… – USA, California, Central Coast (4/28/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted double blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black berries, black raspberries and a hint of roasted meat. Rich flavors of black raspberries, berries an cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 Agharta Syrah. (94 points)

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  • 2008 Stony Hill Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa Valley (4/27/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, yellow pears and talc. Flavors of yellow pears, lemon and nectarine. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2010 Domaine Belluard Gringet Vin de Savoie Les Alpes – France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie (4/26/2016)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon verbena, lavender and mixed tropical fruits. Flavors of fennel pollen, lemon and minerals. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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