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  • 2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/14/2018)
    WIML91

    Served from half bottle. Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over one hour.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri and dark cocoa powder. Flavors of chocolate covered cherries, black berries and a hint of raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to open. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (8/3/2018)
    WIML94

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

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

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  • 2004 Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Viña San Román – Spain, Castilla y León, Toro (8/1/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to almost purple looking in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, talc, leather, currant and Kirsch. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little bit of air. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (7/30/2018)
    WIML93

    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 boysenberries, currants, smoke and plums. Flavors of dried plums, black currants and a bit of Golden raisin. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term, next 2-3 years. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (7/28/2018)
    WIML93

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, soapstone, dishwater and rusted iron. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and Bing cherries over an earthy finish. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light nose of yellow apples, yellow pears and a hint of talc. Flavors of yellow pears and yellow apples. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2015 Quivira Roussanne-Viognier – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, kumquat and lychee. Flavors of lemon rind, apricot core and a hint of kumquat. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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