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  • 2013 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance – South Africa, Coastal Region, Cape Peninsula, Constantia (6/5/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, lychee and almond. Flavors of honey, lychee and candied lemon. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d likely hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (6/5/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of berries and cherries. Bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (6/5/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of spice, pepper, violets and Ricola. Rich flavors of black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (7/24/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of raspberries, jam, red berries and flowers. Flavors of raspberries, plums and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Château Troplong Mondot – France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (6/5/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, thatch, dark plums and rose petals. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 1999 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Cherryblock Sonoma Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (6/1/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fertilizer, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Ridge Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from Magnum.

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

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