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  • 2016 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, sea foam and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of orange foam, lime and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was Old World, France, Loire, Chenin Blanc. 1/4. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Cienega Valley (3/5/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of gooseberries, grass and apricot. Flavors of lime and grapefruit. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was New World, Sauvignon Blanc, USA, Napa. 2/4. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butter, hazelnut, vanilla and yellow pear. Flavors of butterscotch, lemon and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next year or two.

    My guesses were New World, Chardonnay, USA, Sonoma County. 4/4. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia – Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri, Bolgheri Sassicaia (2/27/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, black cherries, potpourri and talc. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Clusel-Roch Côte-Rôtie – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (2/27/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, rose petals and leather. Flavors of red cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a Tempanrillo or a Tempanrillo/Cabernet Sauvignon blend from the Toro region of Spain, likely a 2012 Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Viña San Román or similar. (90 points)

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  • 2003 Cavalier Bartolomeo Barolo Solanotto – Altenasso – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (2/23/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of tea, green peppercorns and iron. Flavors of red berries, tart red cherries and strawberries. Tart acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air to open up.

    My guess was this is a Nebbiolo based wine from the Piedmont region in Italy, likely a 2007 Borgogno Barolo. (90 points)

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  • 2010 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/23/2018)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose is a bit muted giving way to aromas of berries and tobacco. Flavors of cherries, berries and pepper. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, perhaps the 2010 Shafer. Man, talk about missing the barn during target practice.

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