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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (7/30/2018)
    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 boysenberries, currants, smoke and plums. Flavors of dried plums, black currants and a bit of Golden raisin. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term, next 2-3 years. (93 points)

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  • 1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (6/17/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, red currants and plums. Flavors of plums and red berries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2011 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/23/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over three hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, red berries and red cherries. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. Note: decent amount of sediment. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington (6/5/2018)
    WIML95

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Lovely nose of potpourri, violets, currants, plums and sandalwood. Juicy flavors of plums, black berries, boysenberries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drinking. In a really good spot right now and easily the best 2000 I’ve opened so far from Quilceda Creek. (95 points)

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  • 2002 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/4/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Graham crackers, aspirin, plum and black cherry. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plum. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2009 Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/3/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, pepper, plum and black cherry. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/30/2017)
    WIML94

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of dark plums, black berries and a bit of black cherries on the medium to long finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush. (94 points)

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