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  • 2013 Ridge Geyserville – USA, California, Sonoma County (7/15/2021)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plum and black berries. Rich flavors of currants, plums and berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2016 MAHA Backlit – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Adelaida District (5/5/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black currants, plums and black raspberries. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and black boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. I’d lean towards holding. Seems a little too young right now. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Carlisle Two Acres – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (2/13/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, smoke, plum, currants and a hint of aspirin. Flavors of raspberries, simple red berries and a hint of cranberry. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. I’d lean towards the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2017 Kuhlman Cellars Alluvé – USA, Texas (12/5/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind at the winery.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Briar Patch, dried herbs, black pepper and plum. Flavors of black cherries, red plums, red raspberries and red currants. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2019 Kuhlman Cellars Estate – USA, Texas, Texas Hill Country (12/4/2020)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind at the winery.

    Light rose color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of bubble gum, strawberry and raspberry. Flavors of raspberries, strawberries and earth. Medium acidity, medium bodied. Drink over the short term. (88 points)

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  • 2014 Cellers Can Blau Montsant Mas de Can Blau – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/14/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Earth, camphor, berries and cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (91 points)

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  • 2009 Domaine Tempier Bandol – France, Provence, Bandol (8/23/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of talc, lavender and berries. Flavors of red raspberries, red berries and a hint of Bing cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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