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  • 2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/8/2017)
    WIML95

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Attractive nose of soapstone, lavender, loganberry and plums. Flavors of black raspberries, loganberries and dark, chewy plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go. (95 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/6/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Yellow color in he glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ocean spray, graham crackers and waxy pears. Flavors of grapefruit rind, apricot and lemon curd. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Next couple of years. (93 points)

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  • 2014 San Marcos Creek Zinfandel Estate – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/5/2017)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Straightforward nose of mixed dark fruits that carry straight through to the palate. Not a lot of complexity here. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (88 points)

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  • 2009 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/18/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over a couple of hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, lemon curd and wet stones. Flavors of apricots, peach wasser and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2005 O’Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder – USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (11/16/2017)
    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 potpourri, soapstone, black currants and dark plums. Flavors of loganberries, black cherries and a but of dark plum on the medium to long finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next 2-3 years. NOTE: it is blowing some sediment at this time. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (11/13/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, apricot and lychee. Flavors of lychee, peach and apricot. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. Drinking really well right now. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Carlisle Two Acres – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/8/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and dark plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next year or so. (91 points)

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