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  • 2009 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/12/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of melted black licorice, pepper and black cherries. Flavors of boysenberries, Bing cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain (12/12/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, aspirin, black cherry and dark plum. Flavors of boysenberry, plum and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2012 Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir Razorback Vineyard – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (12/12/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of Briar patch, black cherries and wet stones. Flavors of black cherries, black raspberries and earth. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 1999 David Arthur Chardonnay Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford (12/12/2018)
    WIML91? 92?

    Tasted non blind.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch,nuts and cookie dough. Flavors of almonds, hazelnuts and Brandy soaked pears. Light to medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now and quickly. Might fade fast once opened depending on provenance. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Unoaked – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/12/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, orange and wet stones. Flavors of peach, tangerine and minerals. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard – USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino Ridge (12/12/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of birch, pepper and black cherries. Flavors of Kirsch, orange peel and herbs du Provence. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2014 Blackbird Vineyards Arise – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District (11/25/2018)
    WIML92

    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 soapstone, violets, white pepper, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, currants and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help open it a bit first or continue to hold and drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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