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  • 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (11/25/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, violets, white pepper, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help open it a bit first or continue to hold and drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc – USA, New York, Finger Lakes (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thatch, Briar patch, smoke and black berries. Flavors of blueberries, black berries and a hint of bitters on the finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 Washington State Red Blend. Not too bad of a guess considering both are northern, cooler climate reds.

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  • 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/20/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, cassis, plum and a hint of white pepper. Flavors of cassis, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I lean towards drink. In a really good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2008 Cayuse Flying Pig – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (10/7/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, white pepper, currants and cocoa powder. Flavors of currants, plums and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to blow off some bottle funk or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (9/5/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of herbs du Provence and white pepper. Flavors of raspberries lined with a pinch of dried herbs. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2004 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (11/8/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over roughly 2+ hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, perfume, currants and plums. Flavors of currants, plums, dark berries and a hint of dark cherries. Medium acidity, integrated tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Really in a sweet spot right now. Particularly right around the one hour opened mark. No decanting required and no sediment noted. (95 points)

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  • 2014 Château Goudichaud Bordeaux Rosé – France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Rosé (3/6/2017)WIML90Tasted non blind.

    Light salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cherries, kumquats and bubble gum. Flavors of sweet red cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Bright acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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NOTE: 100% Cabernet Franc.

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