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  • 2011 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/18/2018)
    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 smoke, soapstone, plum, currant and spice. Flavors of cherries and raspberries dominate. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next few years. (92 points)

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  • 2016 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, sea foam and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of orange foam, lime and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was Old World, France, Loire, Chenin Blanc. 1/4. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Cienega Valley (3/5/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of gooseberries, grass and apricot. Flavors of lime and grapefruit. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was New World, Sauvignon Blanc, USA, Napa. 2/4. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butter, hazelnut, vanilla and yellow pear. Flavors of butterscotch, lemon and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next year or two.

    My guesses were New World, Chardonnay, USA, Sonoma County. 4/4. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/23/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, talc, toasted and mixed yellow fruit. Flavors of lemon curd, vanilla and yellow pear. Light acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was this is a 2005 Chardonnay from Sonoma County, likely Paul Hobbs or perhaps Pine Ridge. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Massican Annia – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/25/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, grapefruit and orange. Flavors of tangerine, lemon lime and apricot core. Light to medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the next couple of years. (91 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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