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  • 2014 L’Aventure Estate Cuvée – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Willow Creek District (8/23/2022)
    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 currants, cassis, raspberries and plums. Flavors of cassis, black raspberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full body. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    PURPLE felt the acidity was off and requested to drink the final bottle sooner than later so moved up in the queue. (93 points)

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  • 2018 Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley (8/10/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lilacs, cassis, plum and rose petals. Flavors of currants, black cherries and dark plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2012 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (7/29/2022)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cassis, white flowers, plums, cherries and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2017 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (7/28/2022)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black pepper, currants, plums and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, plums, raspberries and currants. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air. (91 points)

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  • 2017 Stonestreet Chardonnay Estate Vineyards – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (7/26/2022)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of vanilla, cream, brandied yellow pears. Flavors of creme fraiche, yellow pears and yellow apples. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2015 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (7/11/2022)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, currants, plums and a hint of spice box. Flavors of red berries, cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/25/2022)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, cranberries, plums and white pepper. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2002 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/31/2021)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to perhaps dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries, currants and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with a little air or can be held if desired. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Dominus Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley (1/11/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opend and served immediately. Followed over 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, violets, leather, black raspberries and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a really good place right now and ready to pop and pour in my opinion. (94 points)

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  • 2013 Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/20/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kirsch, black pepper, soapstone and florals. Rich and juicy flavors of plums, berries and cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. The pretty firm tannin caught me a little off guard. Thought they’d be more resolved by now. (93 points)

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