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  • 2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied.

    My guess was this is a 2015 Paso Robles Red Blend. Perhaps a Saxum?

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  • 2010 Veritas Vineyard Petit Verdot Paul Shaffer 4th Edition Monticello – USA, Virginia, Central Virginia, Monticello (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirty baby diaper and bell pepper. Light palate of simple berries and cherries. Medium acidity, drying tannin, medium body. Drink now.

    This is definitely the trick wine in this Halloween Trick or Treat double blind wine tasting.

    My guess was this is a recent vintage of a Texas Hill Country Cabernet Franc. Not too bad a guess I guess since both Virginia and Texas versus Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are all outliers so to speak.

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  • 2011 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, pepper and Kirsch. Flavors of boysenberries, red cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 California Cabernet Sauvignon. Unknown producer.

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  • 2010 Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc – USA, New York, Finger Lakes (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thatch, Briar patch, smoke and black berries. Flavors of blueberries, black berries and a hint of bitters on the finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 Washington State Red Blend. Not too bad of a guess considering both are northern, cooler climate reds.

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  • 2011 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Light garnet to garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of red hills dust, iron and berries. Flavors of red berries, raspberries and a hint of red cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

    My guess was this is a 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir. Unknown producer.

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  • 2014 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Hyland Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville (10/20/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Tasted as part of the 2014 Hyland Vineyard Cellar Crawl.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, red berries and cherries. Flavors of raspberries, strawberries and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    2 of 3 in this flight in my opinion. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Cristom Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Hyland Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville (10/20/2018)
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    Tasted non blind. Tasted as part of the 2014 Hyland Vineyard Cellar Crawl.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Hint of barnyard up front followed by thatch, cherries and berries. Flavors of cherries, berries and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

    1 of 3 of this flight in my opinion. (92 points)

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