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  • 2002 Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley (4/14/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Decanted for sediment and a crumbling cork. Served from MAGNUM.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowerss, leather, cassis, Kirsch and plum. Flavors of cassis, plum and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Gary Farrell Chardonnay Westside Farms Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (4/12/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, vanilla, spices and yellow pear. Flavors of red apples, lemon spritz and a hint of cherry. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2013 Law Estate Wines Audacious – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/31/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of roast meat, leather, cocoa powder, plum and boysenberry. Flavors of boysenberry, raspberry and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. no rush. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (3/28/2019)
    WIML93

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, boysenberry, spice and plum. Flavors of boysenberry, berries and strawberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Roussanne – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (2/10/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown spices, Windex and wet stones. Flavors of cinnamon, yellow pears and lemon drop. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2006 Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2019)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, almost inky like in the center but clear at the rim. Deep and opaque at the center. Big nose of raspberries, blueberries, soapstone, leather, roasted meat and cassis. Flavors of raspberries, loganberries and plum. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Wow. Might even be a point higher. Excellent representation of Petite Sirah. (94 points)

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  • 2011 Saxum Broken Stones – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (2/10/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather, berries and plums. Flavors of raspberries, plums and jam. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air to help some of the bottle funk blow off and can continue to hold into the short to medium term. (93 points)

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