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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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  • 2014 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Olivet Lane Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, camphor and ash. Flavors of tangerine, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2015 J. Rochioli Chardonnay South River Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/23/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, vanilla and waxy pears. Flavors of lemon, vanilla notes and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/23/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currant, licorice, plum and a hint of smoke. Flavors of plums, berries and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/22/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 3 plus hours.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of lemon, creme and stony minerals of a grand cru Chablis. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c – USA, California (11/16/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non bling.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, tobacco, plum and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of currants, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (11/16/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, flint, yellow pear and a hint of vanilla. Flavors of creme, yellow pear and nutmeg. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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