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  • 2005 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/23/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black currants, dried plums, black pepper, sandalwood and a hint of violets. Flavors of boysenberries, currants, plums and a hint of cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lead towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Agricola San Felice Chianti Classico – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/1/2021)
    WIML87

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly cloudy looking. Nose of saddle leather, berries and asphalt. Flavors of berries, raspberries and plums. Tart acidity, light to medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (87 points)

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  • 2013 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (2/14/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and a hint of black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Clos Saint-Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/14/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather, black currants, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and tangy dried plums. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Two Acres – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/13/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, smoke, plum, currants and a hint of aspirin. Flavors of raspberries, simple red berries and a hint of cranberry. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. I’d lean towards the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (2/6/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black cherries, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill – USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (2/2/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, apricot, nutmeg and yellow pear. Flavors of yellow apple, yellow pears and lemon. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Angela Pinot Noir Angela Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (2/4/2021)
    WILM90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dill, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries and black cherries. Tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term, maybe into the medium term.

    My guess was this is Pinot Noir (2), Oregon (1), USA (1), 2017 (0). (90 points)

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  • 2012 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/3/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Big nose of Kirsch, menthol, currants and dried plums. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and dried plums. Medium acidity, drying to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air.

    My guess was Cabernet Sauvignon (0), Napa (1), USA (1), 2016 (1). (92 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/31/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, currants and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air or can be held if desired. (93 points)

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