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  • 2010 Flowers Perennial – USA, California, Sonoma County (5/1/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Subdued nose of white pepper, red berries and dust. Tangy flavors of raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2016 Modicum Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Schramsberg – USA, California, North Coast (4/29/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking through with tiny, light beading. Nose of hazelnut, brandied pears and baked apples. Flavors of cherry, lemon curd and Grannie Smith apples. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2017 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (4/28/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon zest, grapefruit peel and persimmon. Flavors of lemon, grapefruit and yellow pear. Medium to tart acidity, full bodied. Drink over the sort to maybe medium term. (90 points)

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  • NV Union Champagne de Saint Gall Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Orpale Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (4/19/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, full beading. Nose of yellow pear, toast, yellow apple and creme brulee. Flavors of lemon, lime, sherbet and strawberry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2018 Landmark Chardonnay Overlook – USA, California, Sonoma County (4/15/2021)
    WIML90

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, grapefruit peel and talc. Flavors of bitters, citrus and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay Four – USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (4/11/2021)
    WIML93

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

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, lemon wax, yellow pear and nutmeg. Flavors of lemon zest, creme fraiche and tart apple. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (4/6/2021)
    WIML92

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, yellow pears, talc and vanilla. Flavors of yellow pear and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Schramsberg Vineyards J. Schram Rosé – USA, California, North Coast (3/23/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light pink color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of asphalt, red berries, red plums and a bit of earthiness. Flavors of red berries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – France, Champagne (3/18/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with small, steady beading. Nose of matchstick, yellow pears and yellow apples. Flavors of green apples, lemon zest and a hint of red cherry. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush here. (94 points)

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