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  • 2000 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, roasted meat, cigar box, black pepper and wet stones. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. Best bottle I’ve had to date. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (2/17/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Nice nose of soapstone, cassis, plum and a hint of leather. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (12/22/2018)
    WIML94

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, potpourri, Kirsch, boysenberry and plum. Flavors of plum, boysenberry and black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. NOTE: throwing a decent amount of sediment so be sure and stand for a few days before opening. (94 points)

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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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