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  • 2008 Sine Qua Non Grenache THE Line – USA, California, Central Coast (11/30/2020)
    WIML94

    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 currants, black pepper, dark chocolate and plum. Flavors of currants, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2015 A. Rafanelli Zinfandel – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/29/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, plum, boysenberry and pepper. Flavors of boysenberries balsamic, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Old Vines – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/18/2020)
    WIML91

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of monkey glue, currants, plums and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2017 Round Pond Estate Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (11/12/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Nose of gooseberries, wet grass, lime and peach. Flavors of lime, grapefruit and peach wasser. Medium to tangy acidity, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2014 Sine Qua Non Syrah Capo dei Putti Eleven Confessions Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast (11/12/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of bacon, leather, black currants, black cherries and white pepper. Flavors of black currants, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (95 points)

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  • 2013 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/8/2020)
    WIML92

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, kumquat and apricot. Flavors of lemon, butterscotch, peach and apricot. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Quivira Sangiovese – Montepulciano – USA, California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley (11/6/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of citrus, berries and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberries and grapefruit. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2007 Bond Pluribus – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/13/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sandalwood, rose petals, maple and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of dark plums, currants, chocolate and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 1977 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/13/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of licorice, cocoa powder and tobacco. Flavors of tart red berries, cherries and cranberries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (10/10/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, potpourri, plums, raspberries and cherries. Flavors of raspberries, boysenberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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