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  • 2005 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Quarts de Chaume (12/31/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from 375 ml format bottled under screw cap. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, lychee, apricot and nutmeg. Flavors of honey, lychee, peach and apricot. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • NV Bluff Dale Vineyards White Cliff – USA, Texas, Texas High Plains (12/14/2020)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind at the winery. Since NV I’m guessing this is roughly and primarily the 2018 harvest with perhaps a little juice from previous harvests blended in.

    Chenin Blanc.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear lookin throughout. Nose of kumquat, apricot, lychee and brown spice. Flavors of lychee, lemon, apricot and minerals. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2015 Château Yvonne Saumur Blanc – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur (7/6/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow to dark yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, apricot, Graham cracker, peach and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, apricot, persimmon, kumquat and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Demi-Sec – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (10/5/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince and grapefruit rind. Flavors of quince and sherry. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Not rated. Seemed a tiny bit off.

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  • 2015 Pax Chenin Blanc Buddha’s Dharma Vineyard – USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (9/28/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sea foam, kumquat and ginger. Flavors of kumquat, lemon and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2015 Couly-Dutheil Chinon Les Chanteaux – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (11/23/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, persimmon and wet stones. Flavors of kumquat, fresh orange slices and stony minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. Tasty. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg – France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray (8/3/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, lychee and lemon curd. Flavors of lemon curd, lime, lychee and a drop of honey. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2016 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/7/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, sea foam and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of orange foam, lime and apricot. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was Old World, France, Loire, Chenin Blanc. 1/4. (91 points)

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  • 2002 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume – France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Quarts de Chaume (3/1/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from 375 ml format.

    Gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, almonds and creme brûlée. Flavors of lemon drops, honey and pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2013 Chappellet Chenin Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/19/2016)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, apricot core and a hint of cinnamon. Flavors of peach, strawberries and lemon. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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