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  • 2016 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (6/8/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sea foam, lychee and a little bit of kumquat. Flavors of lemon curd, Granny Smith apples and a hint of lime on the finish. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the short to medium term. (93 points)

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  • 2006 J. K. Carriere Pinot Noir Antoinette – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola – Amity Hills (6/8/2018)
    WIML91

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

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of birch, dust and black berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2002 d’Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale (6/10/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of laquer, boysenberries, plums and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of loganberries, boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. Pretty much ready to go with a brief decant. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (6/8/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, saddle leather, currants and plums. Flavors of raspberries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Beeson Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (6/8/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, blueberries and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of black berries and a bit of Bing cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (89 points)

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  • 2001 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey – France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (6/6/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Served from 375ml.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot and light nose of Windex lemon wax. Flavors of peach, dried lemon and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (6/8/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries and roasted meat. Nice flavors of black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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