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  • 2011 Cayuse Flying Pig – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (2/12/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard, white pepper, tobacco and mixed berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, blueberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Vecchie Terre di Montefili Bruno di Rocca – Italy, Tuscany, Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT (2/7/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, berries and plums. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. Seems in a good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2006 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/5/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, soapstone, black cherries and white pepper. Flavors of plums, cassis, black cherries and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin. full bodied. Drink over the short term.

    My last 750ml. One magnum left in the cellar. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select – USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District (10/19/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, cassis, thatch and plum. Flavors of plum, cassis and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select – USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District (10/19/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, boysenberry, plum and white pepper. Flavors of cassis, plum and black berry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Baconbrook – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (1/25/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of lavender, Kirsch and plum. Flavors of berries, plums and a bit of red raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now.

    This was the last bottle of Match in my cellar. End of an era for me. Thanks to Randy for the ride. (93 points)

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  • 1978 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 2 – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, white pepper, Kirsch and wet stones. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries and boysenberries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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