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  • 1996 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series – Australia, Western Australia, South West Australia, Margaret River (1/18/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandy, soaked pears, honeysuckle, allspice and apples. Flavors of brandied pears, lemon zest and yellow apples. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2008 Stony Hill Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/17/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of caramel, brown spice and mixed yellow fruits. Earthy flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples and kumquats. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/16/2022)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pencil shavings, yellow pears and wet stones. Earthy flavors of mixed yellow fruits and minerals. Light to medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    Not rated. Seems a bit past the drinking window or simply a tad off.

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  • 2017 Caliza Winery Grenache – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (1/14/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, flowers, white pepper and boysenberries. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2017 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (1/14/2022)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, black pepper and Kirsch. Flavors of currants, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (1/13/2022)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black pepper, plums and currants. Flavors of currants, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Saxum The Hexe – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (1/12/2022)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind from magnum needless to say.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, plums and a hint of dark cocoa. Flavors of currants, dried plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (1/11/2022)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black currants, black pepper. Comes across as a little hot, particularly for this wine. Flavors of black boysenberries, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to soften it up a bit. (91 points)

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  • 2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard – USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (1/7/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tobacco, cranberries, rose petals, white pepper and red plums. Flavors of strawberries, raspberries and red cherries. Medium to brigh acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now.

    My guess was a 2015 Spanish Rioja. Oops. Just a few thousand away. (92 points)

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  • 2017 Michael-David Vineyards Zinfandel 7 Deadly Zins Old Vine – USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi (1/6/2022)
    WIML89

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, roasted meat, plums and a hint of dark cocoa. Jammy flavors of black berries, cherries and dried plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now.

    My guess was a 2018 California Syrah. Oops. (89 points)

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