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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/17/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Nice nose of soapstone, cassis, plum and a hint of leather. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington (2/6/2019)
    WIML94

    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 Kirsch,tobacco, black berries and plums. Flavors of plums, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/22/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri, Kirsch, boysenberry and plum. Flavors of plum, boysenberry and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. NOTE: throwing a decent amount of sediment so be sure and stand for a few days before opening. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/12/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, pepper and black cherries. Flavors of boysenberries, Bing cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (12/12/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, aspirin, black cherry and dark plum. Flavors of boysenberry, plum and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (12/17/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, plum, lavender and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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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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