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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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  • 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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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/31/2017)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 24 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot, peach and sea foam. Flavors of apricot core, Golden Crisp apple and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next 2-3 years. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Villa Creek Avenger – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/31/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 24 hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, leather, smoke and cardamon. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries, plums and a touch of white pepper. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 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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  • 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (12/29/2017)
    WIML92

    Opened and served immediately. Followed over about one hour.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries and cherries that carry through to the palate. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (92 points)

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