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  • 2011 Hanzell Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (6/2/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pineapple, yellow pear and talc. Flavors of lemon and Granny Smith apples. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (92 points)

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  • 2009 School House Mescolanza Zinfandel – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (6/8/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, rose petals and red berries. Flavors of Bing cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2011 Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Terrasse du Diable – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas (5/31/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, white pepper, rose petals and red plums. Flavors of rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries. Bright to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2007 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/31/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light note of aspirin followed by white pepper and roasted meat. Flavors of plums, cherries, juicy berries and an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I drink over the short term with a little air time before serving. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Villa Creek Avenger – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (5/31/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, roast meat, sandalwood and pepper. Flavors of currants, plums and tart berries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Seriously. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Rocheux – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/31/2018)
    WIML90

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

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of birch, dust, berries and cherries. Flavors of raspberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. next couple of years. (90 points)

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  • NV Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Saignée de Sorbée Extra Brut – France, Champagne (5/31/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, albeit steady beading. Nose of raspberries, red cherries and a hint of matchstick. Flavors of red raspberries, strawberries and a bit of red cherries. Bright to tangy acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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