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  • 2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/5/2017)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, yellow pears, creme fraiche and hazelnuts. Flavors of apricots, peach and quince. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 1996 Pol Roger Champagne Blanc de Chardonnay – France, Champagne (3/1/2017)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of yellow pears, yellow apples and a splash of creme. Flavors of sweet cherries, lemon zest and brandied soaked pears. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 1999 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc De L’Orée – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (1/7/2017)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sea spray, lime spritzer and wet stones. Flavors of apricot core, lemon rind and soaked pears. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/14/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, talc, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of lemon, yellow pear and Granny Smith apple. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante-Alouette – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (2/13/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of spice, lychee and wet stones. Flavors of lychee, passion fruit and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage (9/15/2015)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown spices, flowers and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples and a touch of Mead on the medium to long finish. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. Waffling between WIML94-95. Would like to revisit. (94 points)

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