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  • 2005 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain (10/20/2018)
    WIML93

    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 violets, cassis, plum and a hint of white pepper. Flavors of cassis, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I lean towards drink. In a really good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (10/19/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glas, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, berries and cherries. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (9/15/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick followed by notes of lychee and other exotic fruits. Flavors of lemon and grapefruit rind. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Peay Vineyards Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/5/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butter, hazelnut, vanilla and yellow pear. Flavors of butterscotch, lemon and yellow pear. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next year or two.

    My guesses were New World, Chardonnay, USA, Sonoma County. 4/4. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Ridge Chardonnay Estate – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/23/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, talc, toasted and mixed yellow fruit. Flavors of lemon curd, vanilla and yellow pear. Light acidity, medium body. Drink now.

    My guess was this is a 2005 Chardonnay from Sonoma County, likely Paul Hobbs or perhaps Pine Ridge. (92 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/30/2017)
    WIML94

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of dark plums, black berries and a bit of black cherries on the medium to long finish. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush. (94 points)

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  • 2012 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville (1/5/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, vanilla, white pepper and potpourri. Flavors of black raspberries, Bing cherries and plums. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Hold. (91 points)

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