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  • 2007 Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (7/30/2018)
    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 boysenberries, currants, smoke and plums. Flavors of dried plums, black currants and a bit of Golden raisin. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term, next 2-3 years. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Quivira Roussanne-Viognier – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, kumquat and lychee. Flavors of lemon rind, apricot core and a hint of kumquat. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, North Coast (7/11/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of gooseberries, grass and grapefruit. Flavors of grapefruit and orange rind. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (7/14/2018)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dark rich fruits, dark chocolate and a bit of port like nose. Flavors of Bing cherry, plum and boysenberries. Medium acidity, enamel penetrating tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (7/11/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thatch, black berries and plums. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (7/4/2018)
    WIML92

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, soapstone, Kirsch and white pepper. Flavors of black cherries, raspberries, plum and earth. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (6/17/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, red currants and plums. Flavors of plums and red berries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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