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  • 2012 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch – USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley (7/29/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dirty diaper, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2018 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/27/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of Birch, blueberry, orange twist and black berry. Flavor of black raspberry, black berry and black cherry. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Quivira Zinfandel Anderson Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/19/2021)
    WIMl92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, talc and black berries. Flavors of black berries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term with a little air prior to serving. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c – USA, California (7/17/2021)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of flowers, leather, roasted meat, dark plums, black currants and a hint of brown spices. Rich flavors of plums, boysenberry marmalade, black currants and a hint of Bing cherry. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Wow. (95 points)

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  • 2013 Ridge Geyserville – USA, California, Sonoma County (7/15/2021)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plum and black berries. Rich flavors of currants, plums and berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2017 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (7/14/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of lemon curd, creme Brule and yellow pear. Flavors of lemon twist, nutmeg, creme fraiche and mixed yellow fruits. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2018 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (7/12/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, tangerine and a hint of bubble hum. Flavors of raspberries, strawberries and red cherries. medium to bright acidity, Medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2013 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (7/10/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lingonberry, Kirsch, Birch and a hint of dust. Flavors of lingonberry, boysenberry and raspberry. medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term with a little air to help blow off the bottle harshness. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 4 Barrel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/7/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Birch, black cherries, black berries and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/26/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, currants, dried plums and a bit of black pepper. Flavors of red currants, red berries and red cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. Ready to go. (93 points)

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