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  • 2006 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/11/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

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

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  • 1996 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (10/16/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose starts with a hint of smoke followed by aromas of thatch, black berries and dark plums. Flavors of black cherries and black berries framed over an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/11/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, hazelnut and yellow pear. Flavors of caramel, hazelnut, creme and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Ghost Horse Cabernet Sauvignon Shadow – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/27/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, cassis, violet and plum. Flavors of cassis, plum, Bing cherry and boysenberry. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d drink. (93 points)

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  • 2017 Neal Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (9/27/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Drank over about one hour.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fresh cut grass, talc, spice and a hint of lime. Flavors of lime, kumquat and a bit of peach pit Medium acidity, light body. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Miner Family Cabernet Sauvignon Emily’s – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/31/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, currants, florals and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drinking over the next couple of years. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Switchback Ridge Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley (9/15/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from Magnum.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, cassis, plum and a hint of smoke. Flavors of Kirsch, cassis, plum and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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