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  • 2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (8/19/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, hazelnut, lemon curd and brown spices. Flavors of lemon, creme fraîche and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2008 Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (6/5/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of spice, pepper, violets and Ricola. Rich flavors of black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 1999 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Cherryblock Sonoma Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (6/1/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fertilizer, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Ridge Monte Bello – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from Magnum.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of thistle, black raspberries, black cherries and flowers. Flavors of black raspberries, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Robert Biale Zinfandel Old Crane Ranch – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (6/16/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, boysenberry and plum. Flavors of boysenberry, tart berries ans strawberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia – USA, California, Napa Valley (6/5/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, black pepper, currant and a hint of leather. Flavors of currants, plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2010 Match Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Butterdragon Hill – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena (6/1/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, a hint of vanilla, thistle and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with some air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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