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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (1/25/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of lavender, Kirsch and plum. Flavors of berries, plums and a bit of red raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    This was the last bottle of Match in my cellar. End of an era for me. Thanks to Randy for the ride. (93 points)

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  • NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1981, 1990 (1998 Release) – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (10/19/2019)
    Man, hope I got the right wine. There are four versions of this wine in CellarTracker all with just one data point just slightly different from the rest.

    WIML92

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fresh cut flowers, tobacco, saddle leather and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and cassis. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1970, 1972 (1992 Release) – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, leather and black berries. Flavors of black berries, boysenberries and raspberries. Bright to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Seems like there is some upside potential here with a little more bottle age. (93 points)

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  • 1978 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 2 – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, white pepper, Kirsch and wet stones. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries and boysenberries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (10/19/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of toast, hazelnut, ginger and nutmeg. Flavors of yellow pear, lemon curd and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Shea Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (1/19/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, spice box, sandalwood, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of berries, raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Carlisle Syrah Bennett Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Bennett Valley (1/19/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of briar-patch, white pepper and boysenberries. Flavors of Bing cherries, boysenberries and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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