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  • 2006 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/11/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, white pepper, plum and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1996 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (10/16/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose starts with a hint of smoke followed by aromas of thatch, black berries and dark plums. Flavors of black cherries and black berries framed over an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Unique – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 5 hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of dried herbs, black licorice and dishwater. Flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2008 Jean-Pierre et Jean-Francois Quenard Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron Vieilles Vignes – France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron (10/13/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, apricot and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, apricot and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (10/9/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, smoke, black berries, black cherries and a hint of red hills dirt. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • NV Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Fidèle – France, Champagne (10/9/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with slight beading. Nose of sherry, brandy soaked pears and almonds. Flavors of sherry, lemon and a hint of red cherry. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/11/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, hazelnut and yellow pear. Flavors of caramel, hazelnut, creme and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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