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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Roussanne – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (2/10/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown spices, Windex and wet stones. Flavors of cinnamon, yellow pears and lemon drop. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2011 Château Guiraud – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (2/10/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pineapple, lychee and honeysuckle. Flavors of honey, simple syrup and lemon drop. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2006 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2019)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, almost inky like in the center but clear at the rim. Deep and opaque at the center. Big nose of raspberries, blueberries, soapstone, leather, roasted meat and cassis. Flavors of raspberries, loganberries and plum. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Wow. Might even be a point higher. Excellent representation of Petite Sirah. (94 points)

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  • 2011 Saxum Broken Stones – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (2/10/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather, berries and plums. Flavors of raspberries, plums and jam. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to help some of the bottle funk blow off and can continue to hold into the short to medium term. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, black berries and plums. Flavors of cassis, berries and raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2006 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (3/11/2019)
    WIML95

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, cassis, plum, cigar box and spice box. Flavors of raspberries, cherries, rhubarb pie and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (95 points)

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