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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/24/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandied pears, nutmeg and lemon zest. Flavors of lemon zest, pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Limerick Lane Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/22/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, cranberries and red berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, red raspberries and red plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Austin Hope Mourvedre – Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Templeton Gap District (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, white pepper, plum and a hint of tobacco. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Keplinger Lithic – USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County (3/5/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, pepper, currants and plums. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2015 Quivira Roussanne-Viognier – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (3/5/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Windex, white peaches, apricots and flowers. Flavors of yellow pear, peach pit and apricot. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/8/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, grass, apricot and a hint of lychee. Flavors of lime zest, lemon and a hint of gooseberry. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2018 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (4/28/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, quince, apricot and a bit of tangerine. Flavors of tangerine, cherry wasser and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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