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  • 2013 Lillian Winery Roussanne – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (1/2/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, apricot and brown spices. Flavors of peach, lime and a bit of cinnamon. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2009 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/31/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted for about 1 hour before serving. Followed over about 2 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Spicy nose of potpourri, pepper and boysenberry. Flavors of boysenberry, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (11/23/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currant, licorice, plum and a hint of smoke. Flavors of plums, berries and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c – USA, California (11/16/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non bling.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, tobacco, plum and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of currants, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (11/16/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, flint, yellow pear and a hint of vanilla. Flavors of creme, yellow pear and nutmeg. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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  • 2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/27/2018)
    WIMLNR (forgot)

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied.

    My guess was this is a 2015 Paso Robles Red Blend. Perhaps a Saxum?

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  • 2010 Jaffurs Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley (10/10/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black pepper, roasted meat and mixed dark fruit. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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